November 7th, 2013
We are excited to announce that Firefox for Android will be preinstalled on new mobile devices this year. Firefox for Android will be included on the new Kobo Arc Tablets and the GIGABYTE GSmart Simba SX1 smartphone.
Firefox is the fun, safe and fast browser that puts the power of the Web in your hands. Firefox for Android makes mobile browsing easy and has an intuitive design, the most powerful customization support of any mobile browser and leads the industry in pioneering privacy and security features like Do Not Track, Private Browsing and Guest Browsing. Firefox puts you in control of your Web experience with the ability to synchronize your browsing history, open tabs and passwords across devices.
Kobo Arc Tablets:
Firefox for Android will be preinstalled on the new Kobo Arc 7, Kobo Arc 7HD and Kobo Arc 10HD tablets from Kobo, a global leader in eReading. The devices, designed for the most passionate readers, are hitting stores across North America.
Together, Kobo tablets and Firefox for Android ensure readers have a beautiful experience – whether you’re reading a book or surfing the Web. Like Kobo’s Readability features, Firefox has a Reader feature to offer another way for Kobo customers to view and read Web content by removing advertisements, adjusting pictures and increasing font size to show a more clear view of the page. Everything in your Firefox Reading List is available offline, so you can catch up on reading when Internet access is unavailable, like on an airplane or subway.
The Kobo Arc tablets are now available at Kobo.com in the US and Canada with additional markets coming soon.
GIGABYTE GSmart Simba SX1 Smartphones
Firefox for Android is preinstalled on the GSmart Simba SX1, a dual SIM smartphone that supports three-way calling across both SIMs.
This will bring an amazing Web experience to GSmart Simba SX1 users and, combined with the 21Mbps high speed connection available, gives users the security, privacy and personalization they want right out of the box and in the palm of their hand.
The GSmart Simba SX1 will be available in Russia, Ukraine, EEU, Belarus and Taiwan from November, and rolled out globally from December 2013.
“We are pleased to partner with Kobo and GIGABYTE to offer Firefox as a pre-installed Web browser on Kobo Arc tablets and the GSmart Simba SX1 smartphone.” said Karen Rudnitski, Senior Product Manager for Firefox for Android. “Firefox is dedicated to offering users the best and most personal mobile browsing experience and we are happy to be able to bring that experience directly to users, globally.”
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