Firefox 9 for Android Released, Brings Revised Tablet Interface and HTML5 Camera Input

Following the release of Firefox 9, the Mozilla Foundation has launched a new version of its Android web browser - previously known as Fennec.

Now known as Firefox 9 for Android, the latest release of the browser includes some impressive new features, with a revised user interface making the browser significantly more usable on large-screen portable devices like tablets.

As with previous releases, Firefox 9 for Andrid includes support for Firefox Sync to keep bookmarks and tabs synchronised across desktop, laptop and mobile platforms, while a left panel provides a thumbnail view for tabs to make switching between pages significantly easier.

For developers, the new Firefox build includes enhanced HTML5 tools - including the HTML5 Input Tag for camera access, which allows webapps to access the microphone and camera facility built in to many tablets and smartphones.

A video demonstrating the new build is reproduced below, while the download is available here.