4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

I favor Chrome over Firefox for computer work. However, when it comes to Android, Chrome disappoints. Other than syncing bookmarks and sessions, I can’t find a good reason to use it. Firefox, on the other hand, has many features I love. Let’s discuss four of them. Note: Firefox may lag behind Chrome in tests, but in real-world use, this doesn’t matter much.

1. Flash Support

Abode Flash is no longer available for Android Jelly Bean or supported by Chrome for Android due to security concerns. Even if you have Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Adobe Flash installed, you still can’t view flash content on Chrome.

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

Currently, Firefox provides stable support for Flash. If Flash is installed on the device, you can play Flash content without any glitches. Dolphin HD also natively supports Flash and is worth checking out.

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

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Both Chrome and Firefox support extensions and add-ons for desktop browsers, but only Firefox extends this support to Android. Firefox for Android allows you to enable additional features on specific websites through add-ons. For example, you can use add-ons to download flash videos, block ads, and more.

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

The add-ons for the Android browser differ from the desktop version and cannot be used interchangeably. Some add-ons have been ported to Android, and developers are working on others.

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3. Reading View

I love writing and reading articles. I use my Android tablet to read online articles, and Firefox provides an excellent experience. The reading mode in Firefox removes unnecessary clutter and focuses on the content. If a page has enough content, a book icon appears in the URL bar. Tap the icon to activate Reading Mode for that page.

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

Firefox supports Reading List, and you can add a page to it using the option in its menu.

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome for Android

4. Supports Larger Range of Devices

Chrome is supported for Ice Cream Sandwich devices and above. However, Firefox for Android supports Gingerbread devices as well. Since my devices are upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, this doesn’t concern me. But many Android users still have devices running on Gingerbread. Therefore, Firefox is the optimal choice for browsers available to them.

Conclusion

I prefer Firefox over Chrome on Android. While Firefox may have lost the desktop browsing race to Chrome, it stands out on Android. If you think Chrome is better, please mention your supporting points.

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