Mozilla released the Firefox 61 web browser this week for desktops, including Windows, Linux, and Mac computers, but also for Android devices to bring better browsing for those who are always on the go.
Firefox 61 for Android isn’t a major release, but a small maintenance update that brings a couple of performance improvements like faster scrolling by implementing a new functionality that treats touch event listeners as passive by default, and better page rendering times by improving the Quantum CSS component.
On top of those performance improvements, Firefox 61 for Android also improves security by enabling the latest draft of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 specification by default, thus making your web browsing experience on Android devices much safer. About 18 other security vulnerabilities were addressed as well.
Firefox no longer crashing on Samsung Galaxy S8 with Android Oreo
Another interesting change that landed in the Firefox 61 web browser is a fix for a recurring crash that users reported with Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones running the Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system. If you’re using Firefox on a Samsung Galaxy S8 device with Android 8.0 installed, you should update to Firefox 61 immediately.
The rest of Android users can now download the latest Firefox 61 release from Google Play store. Firefox 61 continues to improve the Firefox Quantum series of the open-source web browser by adding additional layers of performance improvements and new features to make your web browsing experience faster and more productive.
If you’re using Firefox on a Windows, Mac or Linux computer, you can download the Firefox 61 web browser right now through our web portal or via the built-in update system, and learn more about the new features it brings by reading our report. Always keep Firefox updated for the best web browsing experiences.