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Use Firefox Rocket to more quickly search the Web and save data to any Android «Android :: Gadget Hacks



Mozilla has created another browser for Android. Similar to Firefox Focus, Firefox Rocket was developed to solve specific problems: limited internal memory and low data caps. However, in solving these problems they have created one of the fastest browsers on the market.

Firefox Rocket is basically Firefox Focus for Android Go devices. However, unlike the other browser created by Mozilla, Rocket is ridiculously light. In order to make the app available for the limited storage capacity of devices in Indonesian markets (where this app was officially released), Mozilla reduced the APK size to 2.49 MB. For the context, the normal APK of the Firefox browser is 38.28 MB.

Rocket's outstanding feature, however, is the "Turbo Mode", which blocks third-party content such as ads on web pages. This consumes less data and loads websites faster. For even more speed, you can prevent images from being loaded.

Installing Firefox Rocket

Officially, Firefox Rocket is only available in Indonesia, but you can sideload the APK. First, make sure that Unknown sources are enabled when using Android Nougat or lower, or give your browser permission to install other apps if you are using Oreo or later.

Next, use the link below to download the latest Firefox Rocket APK installation file. The latest version will be at the top of the list under the heading "All versions". Just tap on it and select "Download APK" to get the installation file. Then tap the message Download Complete and then "Install" when prompted.

Fast surfing with Firefox Rocket

Thanks to Turbo mode, Firefox Rocket is really fast. After rocketing through the Basemark benchmark several times, Rocket scored higher than Brave Browser, which was previously the fastest browser we tested.

In addition to its easy APK and fast speed, Rocket has many features to expect from your browser. There's integrated screenshot support that lets you read articles offline, and tabbed browsing for those of us who want to have more than one website open at one time. There is even support for Progressive Web Apps to enjoy sites designed for mobile devices outside the browser.

(1) Firefox Rocket supports PWAs, (2) Firefox Rocket is one of the fastest browsers in the Play Store.

With Android Go entering the US market, many can benefit from Firefox Rocket. And, especially for mobile users who do not have (or can not afford) unlimited access to data, reducing your bandwidth usage through your browser can save you a few days before you reach your data limit.

Cover Picture and Screenshots of Jon Knight / Gadget Hacks

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