Fire Previewfox joins support for extensions

Fire Previewfox is Mozilla’s new Android web browser in the first half of 2019. The browser’s rendering engine, GeckoView, was developed by Mozilla itself, and by separating the GeckoView engine from the Firefox application, the development team created an updated, faster, and easier way to develop Android applications.

Fire Previewfox joins support for extensions

In the latest update to the Firefox Preview Nightly version, developers have added support for extensions. However, only one extension can be installed at this stage, the ad blocker uBlock Origin.

As the next generation of Android Firefox, Mozilla has been working to align Firefox Preview’s capabilities with existing Android Firefox, and one of its most missing features before is extended support.

Mozilla has previously announced plans to launch WebExtension support in Firefox Preview in early 2020, and the current pace appears to be in line with the plan. Over the next period of time, Firefox Preview will complete the extension architecture and further implement the WebExtension interface, which will be more widely supported.

Fire Previewfox joins support for extensions

To test the extension, install the Firefox Preview Nightly version, go to the add-on manager of the menu, tap the plus sign, and then accept an authorization to install and activate the extension. However, this feature is still in the early stages of development, which is the first version to support extensions, and perhaps not everything will work smoothly.

Firefox Preview will eventually replace the existing Android Firefox as support for expansion continues to improve, as well as other features.