New Android Firefox does not support existing plug-ins

Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind Firefox, recently redesigned the browser for Android, almost losing many of the conventions and features that users have been accustomed to for years, and only a handful of plug-ins will be available when the new Android browser starts. In a way, the new Android version of Firefox (now known as Firefox Preview) is a complete innovation. Mozilla converts the Gecko engine already used in all browsers into a reusable Android library.

This is not to say that the new Android Firefox will not support plug-ins. Mozilla says it wants to make sure the new browser’s first experience is different, so it will limit supported plug-ins to a subset of its recommended extensions. While these extensions cover a wide range of areas, including ad-blocking password managers and content downloaders, they total less than a hundred.

Multiple versions of Firefox currently available on Google Play Store are also a bit confusing. To end these problems, Mozilla will reduce them to two. Those who want to continue testing the new features will have to move from Firefox Preview To Firefox Preview, and the Firefox Preview featurewill will be transferred to Firefox for Android Beta.

New Android Firefox does not support existing plug-ins