Daily Archives: 2021-09-22

Firefox for Android is a mess, and something needs to change

Source: Hacker News

Article note: I use Firefox on desktop and Android, but they're not wrong. The UI churn that never really seems to improve, and inevitably bends toward less user agency, more wasted space, and more actions to access features. The inexplicable "oh, I guess that just doesn't work anymore" feature breakage. Back in 2017-2018 Firefox was (re)gaining technical ground, their 5-10 year plans were panning out (Rust! Servo! Quantum!) and... then they seem to have let almost everyone doing any kind of deep technical work go and are left only with managers and UX fiddlers. It's a bad place for the only major browser not directly managed by an ad-tech vendor.
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