Privacy focussed, non-profit tech player Mozilla launched Firefox Lite in India for faster mobile browsing experience. The browser first debuted back in August last year in Indonesia. The web browsing app is less than 4MB in size. Firefox Lite is available in 15 markets in Asia including Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Firefox Lite in India comes with a Turbo Mode that is claimed to block third-party, ad-tracking code. The main goal of the browser is to reduce data consumption and help websites load up faster than a traditional Web browser. The company has also partnered with Times Internet and DB Digital to provide content to its users.
“India is the second largest online market worldwide and a mobile-first country and is projected to grow to 666.4 million in 2023. Majority of users are mobile phone Internet users who take advantage of entry-level alternatives to expensive landline connections that require desktop PCs and infrastructure. This presents us with a huge opportunity to empower them with better than ever mobile browsing experiences,” Joe Cheng, Head of Product Mozilla Asia, said in a statement.
You can download the Firefox Lite on your Android device by visiting Google Play. The app is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later.