Firefox will open up its Android app to more personalization. This is possible because the web browser plans to provide support for a larger goup of add-ons.
Firefox says its Android app will soon become the “only major Android browser that supports an open extension ecosystem.” Users benefit from being able to customize the web browser more to their liking.
Earlier then favorite Android browser
This does put the web browser ahead of the preferred browser for Android devices. Chrome for Android does not support extensions to date. Only Apple added support on its Safari web browser.
Before Firefox’s redesign in 2020, support for third-party extensions was implemented. In the blog, the web browser explains why it did not expand support again sooner: “For the past several years, Firefox for Android has officially supported a small subset of extensions, while we have focused our efforts on strengthening Firefox for Android’s core functionality and understanding the unique needs of mobile browser users.”
It is unclear exactly when Firefox plans to make good on the promise. A date for the rollout is not yet in place, but Firefox will announce one in September. Here the company adds that broader support will be a reality before the end of the year.