Firefox Rocket browser launched in Indonesia

Mozilla has released a new web browser called as Firefox Rocket exclusively for the Indonesian market.  Designed for the mobile platform, Firefox Rocket is currently in beta testing and may get a full release version soon.

Firefox Rocket browser

Indonesia, a country not known for speedy Internet connection, will find Mozilla’s latest browser offering extremely useful. Firefox Rocket serves following 2 major purposes,

  1. It can be used on phones with limited storage space. Hence, users with budget smartphones having limited space would able to use the browser
  2. It saves data usage as it can be used even on low bandwidth thus saving money on the mobile data

Firefox Rocket browser

Firefox Rocket has a Turbo mode that lets you browse faster even with a slow connection by hiding third-party content. You just need to tap the menu button (three dots) at the bottom of the screen and select Turbo mode to turn it on (blue) or off (black).

For networks which are extremely slow, users can block images for the page to load faster and access the text. You just need to tap the menu button (three dots) at the bottom of the screen and select Block images to turn it on (blue) or off (black). The browser also allows you to save a page offline for later reading.

Clear cache without clearing browsing history

One of the most useful features of Firefox Rocket is that it lets you clear your cache to free up space on your phone without losing your browsing history, form history or login sessions. To capture, open the page you want to capture. Tap the menu button (three dots) at the bottom of the screen and select the screenshots icon. You can also crop, adjust the colors or apply filters to the screenshots.

Availability

As discussed above, Firefox Rocket is only ready for beta download for users in Indonesia. You can get the APK from GITHUB or APK Mirror. It is just 2.33MB in size and is compatible with Android devices running Lollipop or above.

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.