Firefox for Android

Get the development tools you need to build mobile browsers and web applications. Mozilla uses GeckoView to power Firefox Reality, Firefox Focus, and other Android apps. GeckoView serves a similar purpose to Android's built-in WebView, but it has its own APIs and is not a drop in replacement.

GeckoView in 2019

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By decoupling the Gecko engine from the Firefox application, we’ve created a newer, faster, and more maintainable way to create Android applications. This approach leverages Gecko’s excellent performance, privacy, and support for cutting-edge web standards.

A GeckoView project: Kitfox

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A voice assistant for the web, created with GeckoView

GeckoView in 2019

By decoupling the Gecko engine from the Firefox application, we’ve created a newer, faster, and more maintainable way to create Android applications. This approach leverages Gecko’s excellent performance, privacy, and support for cutting-edge web standards.

all_gv_browsers.png

A GeckoView project: Kitfox

A voice assistant for the web, created with GeckoView

kitfox.png

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