NIXsolutions: Firefox for Android to Reopen to 3rd-Party Extensions on December 14

Mozilla recently announced a significant development for users of the Firefox browser for Android, set to commence on December 14. The update will introduce expanded extension support, enabling users to install any extensions marked as compatible with Android. This move is expected to reintroduce over four hundred extensions to the browser’s ecosystem, significantly broadening its capabilities.


A History of Extension Support

The Firefox browser for Android has a history of extension support dating back over a decade. However, in the past three years, users encountered limitations due to Mozilla’s extensive overhaul of the app in 2020. Consequently, extension choices were constrained. With this upcoming release, users can once again enjoy a more diverse selection without the need for debugging or complex developer tools.

Insight from Firefox CTO

Giorgio Natili, Firefox CTO, expressed gratitude to the developer community for their support and confirmed the availability of over four hundred Firefox extensions for Android on (AMO) from December 14. Additionally, Mozilla has preemptively released some compatible extensions to offer users a glimpse of what’s to come.

Easy Access and Ecosystem Enrichment

All extensions compatible with the mobile version will be readily accessible in the corresponding section of the store, notes NIXsolutions. This move is anticipated to not only enhance user experience but also encourage developers to further enrich the Firefox for Android ecosystem.