Mozilla already working on next Firefox product for Android, currently in Preview with internal name (Fenix) and is available on Google Play store for testing. Firefox Preview has basic tracking Protection enabled by default, now the mockups reveal the company is prepping to bring Enhanced Tracking Protection features available in Firefox Nightly on desktop to Android.
The Screenshots also confirm Firefox Preview will allow user to add private browsing shortcut and delete browsing data on exist via the options available in privacy section of Settings.
We’ve recently covered Mozilla updated Firefox Nightly Tracking protection preferences, the organization has renamed content blocking mode to “Enahnaced Tracking proteciton” and blocks social media trackers, cross-site cookies, tracking content in private or all windows, cryptominers and fingerprinters depeding on tracking protection setting chosen by the user: Standard, Strict and Custom.
ETP with new protections are live and working in Firefox 70, which is in Nigthly at the moment. The above screenshot confirm Mozilla is bringing same ETP preferences to Firefox Preview.
At the moment, the new Tracking Protection features not landed in the app. FYI, the social media trackers sub-panel appears in protections panel when social widgets are deteted on website. You can read how Firefox detects social trackers here.
Mozilla is trying to ensure Enhanced Tracking Protection experience for Firefox on desktop and Android are same. For instance, shield icon in the search bar animates when tracking content is blocked on a page.
And the ETP icon will support dark and light themes, it adopts to theme you set in App Settings. If you don’t know Firefox Preview supports light, dark and system theme.
Firefox Preview team also figuring out how the Quick Action bar and bottom Nav bar should appear when user scrolls or in default state. According to screens here, one of the proposal is to auto hide QAB and nav bar when users scrolls down the page.
Do note the screens are just mockups, the real implementation could be different, nothing is final until changes land in the product. Enhanced Tracking Protection and collections could be the selling point for the App.
What you say on these changes? Are you using Firefox Preview? What’s your experience with App so far?