Mozilla has released a beta version of Firefox for iOS, which means iPhone and iPad users will soon be able to use the popular web browser on their devices.
For a brief period earlier today, Firefox recruited beta testers willing to test-drive its iOS browser, but it looks like applications are no longer accepted.
The beta version of Firefox for iOS will only work on iOS 8 or higher. Even though Mozilla won't be using its own rendering engine,they won't let that stop them from trying to emulate the feel and features of the desktop version of its browser.
Although once very popular on the PC, Firefox has steadily lost market share in favor of Google Chrome over the past few years. According to StatCounter, Firefox currently has a desktop market share of just over 18%. With a share of almost 53% of the desktop browser market, Google Chrome is nearly three times as popular. The situation only gets worse for Firefox when it comes to the mobile browser market, one where Firefox is just a blip on the radar, with an estimated market share of below 1%.
Would you use Firefox for iOS even though it doesn't use Mozilla's proprietary web page rendering engine?
source - TechCrunch