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Mozilla May be Working on New Browser for Android

Founded in 1998 by members of Netscape, the open-source software community presently has three different Android browsers

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Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub's version history overview.
Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub's version history overview. (IANS)

Mozilla, the maker of Open Source browser Firefox, is reportedly working on a new Internet browser “Fenix” for the Android operating system (OS).

The new app is expected to target a younger, tech-savvy audience, Android Headlines reported on Sunday.

Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub’s version history overview.

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There has been no comment from the “Fenix” developers about their plans of commercialising the browser in the immediate future, the report added.

The reasons for developing another browser for Android remains equally unclear from the developers’ end, especially when Firefox remains one of the most popular internet portals with over a 100 million installs to date, according to its official Google Play Store listing.

Founded in 1998 by members of Netscape, the open-source software community presently has three different Android browsers — the flagship Firefox Browser, privacy-focused “Firefox Focus” and “Firefox Nightly”. (IANS)

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Facebook Redesigns Messenger App For Android, iOS Users

"The company says it might take a little time for the update to be available for everyone," the report added

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Facebook releases Messenger redesign on Android, iOS. Pixabay

Facebook has redesigned its messaging app — Messenger — with a new interface and the update can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices via Google Play and App Store.

The redesign was first announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May 2018 with the idea of making the chat feature simpler and to put messages at the front and centre once again.

Notable features of the redesign include consolidating its nine tabs into just three, introducing more whitespace to the interface and hidden buttons for game, bots and reminder functionalities on the chatbox, The Verge reported on Friday.

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Facebook, social media. Pixabay

Following its announcement in May, the redesign entered a prolonged rollout period in October.

“The company says it might take a little time for the update to be available for everyone,” the report added.

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Messenger was launched for Facebook users to send messages to one another while they browsed through the social media app on the desktop and in 2014, it was released as an individual mobile app. (IANS)