Firefox is a good choice if you don’t want to use the pre-installed Google Chrome browser on Android, but the browser’s distribution in the Play Store is confusing, and enter Firefox Search, users will find many browsers with similar features but different names. To solve this problem (as you know after reading the article), Firefox is simplifying, and the latest action is to bring the “Preview” version offline completely.
Until this week, the Android version of Firefox included five major versions – Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Preview and Firefox Night Preview. Unless avid browser community fans, the average person can hardly tell the difference.
Mozilla is cleaning up the story by removing the preview build from the list. In the future, Firefox for Android will only be available in stable, beta, and Nightly versions.
This change is further explained within each built app, and Mozilla now directs the upgrade path for Preview users to Firefox Nightly, which will then be completely retired as the user is gradually directed to beta.
But it’s hard to see how firefox Focus hasn’t changed, so even after the simplification, there are still four built browsers on Google Play.