Android Firefox 9.0 launches with custom tablet layout

The entirely new and reworked version of Firefox that was teased back in the summer has launched on the Android Market today, introducing Mozilla’s new layout designed to give tablet users a more appropriate experience on their posh big devices.

You get a bigger, bolder tabbing system, with completely different layout options depending on if you’re viewing in landscape or portrait mode, plus a tab-hiding full-screen option when it’s used in portrait. This is it:

firefox-tablet-layout

Looks quite a bit like Opera. There’s a video of the new tablet Firefox in action over on the Mozilla blog and the full release notes are here. Firefox 9.0 is on the Android Market here.

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  1. Max

     /  December 21, 2011

    I don’t understand, they removed this interface in the nightly a month or so back and now the old interface is in the official channel?

  2. MarkG

     /  December 21, 2011

    Hmm, looks ALOT like the Opera I have been using for years.

    As always Opera innovates, the others follow (eventually)

    • Peter

       /  December 21, 2011

      I thought Firefox was busy cloning Chrome. Who knew they had time to copy Opera as well.

      • MarkG

         /  December 22, 2011

        Chrome has copied far more from Opera? Speed Dials? Yep, Opera did them 3 years before Chrome…

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