Mozilla to launch Firefox launcher for Android
Mozilla has announced its plans to launch a Firefox Launcher for Android phones.
The Firefox Launcher will be an Android homescreen replacement powered by Everything Me and aims to be contextually aware.
It will give you app suggestions for the ones you are most likely to use, collected app smart folders and a smart app search for those you have and similar ones to download and install.
“Firefox Launcher for Android makes it easy to discover the content you want in any moment and is optimized for the way you use your phone”, said Mozilla in a statement. “The app integrates the contextual adaptive app search from EverythingMe with the Firefox for Android Web browser to offer users a personalised and customisable Web experience that is fun and intuitive.”
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Mozilla has partnered with EverythingMe and has based the Firefox Launcher software on the company’s own, which is a contextually aware launcher already available on Google Play.
EverythingMe and Mozilla demoed the launcher at the InContext Conference in San Francisco and revealed it will suggest apps according to the time of day too.
Apps suggestions will differ from morning to evening, with the latter including apps for checking out local events to plan your night-time activities.
“We’ll share updates soon as development is finished and we get ready for beta testing”, added Mozilla.
The company did release an initial screenshot of the Firefox launcher with the announcement, which we’ve included below.
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