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The first public preview of Firefox for iOS is here

The first public preview of Firefox for iOS is here


And by here, we mean only in New Zealand

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Today, Mozilla announced its first public preview of its Firefox browser for Apple's iOS. So far, the browser is only available for mobile users in New Zealand.

Though Mozilla had previously rejected the idea of building a browser for Apple's mobile operating system, iPhones are so popular that Mozilla was forced to reconsider. In May this year, the company conducted a limited beta test of Firefox for iOS.

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According to the company’s blog post, the goal of its limited preview is to collect user feedback. Specifically, Mozilla wants users to test three features: Firefox accounts, search, and Visual Tabs. Firefox accounts let you access your Firefox history, passwords and tabs on iOS devices; search gives you a choice of search providers. Visual Tabs let you view thumbnails of all your tabs, making it easier to keep track of what you have open.

The company says it hopes to roll out Firefox for iOS to the rest of the world later this year. You can sign up here to be notified when it is available in your country.