Firefox 16 released with Reader Mode for Android web app support on

first_imgThe release of Firefox 16 may have been held back briefly, but it’s finally here. There are a few new features available regardless of whether you’re running Mozilla’s browser on your Android device or a Windows, Mac, or Linux system.First and foremost, support for web apps has made its way to the Firefox’s channel. It’s been about four months since initial support landed in Nightly builds, and Linux users can get in on the action, too. Initially Mozilla had announced that its focus would be on the larger install bases of Windows and OS X, but the community quickly responded to make sure that Firefox users on Linux weren’t left out.But while you may be excited that Firefox now supports web apps you might be wondering where you can go to install some. Unfortunately, you’ll need to be patient. Mozilla’s Marketplace isn’t quite ready for prime time yet.Android users can now tap into the Safari-like Reader mode, which reformats pages for more distraction-free reading. Once a page has finished loading, Firefox will display a small book icon in the Awesome Bar if it’s able to offer a conversion. Tap it, and the minimalist version will appear.On OS X systems, initial support for VoiceOver has been enabled by default. For developers, there’s a slick new toolbar that offers a sort of built-in command line for development and testing within Firefox. Loads of HTML5 goodies have been given the green light, too, including CSS3 animations, transforms, transitions, and IndexedDB. The battery and vibration APIs are also now supported by default — just in time for a flood of tablets that can run Firefox in Windows 8 mode.More at Mozillalast_img read more