Saturday, January 29, 2022

Switching from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox on Android

Let's see how this goes this time round...

I am one lover of Google Chrome! I use it on every device I own. It is my default browser all over, and I always have reasons as to why I choose it over all other browsers.

Firefox is a really good browser too. But I have always ignored it. Sometimes I have tried to use it say for a week, gave up, then went back to using Chrome.

The reason I really love Chrome is because of the power it has to sync, to remember all my account and to be capture my history from in-app browsers that use the engine.

I know my argument above has sounded invalid to many people as many browsers nowadays can do the same things. But Chrome is just on its own level in efficiency and familiarity for me.

I decided a few hours ago (it is 3am) to try Firefox for Android again. And haven’t I loved the smoothness, and speed of this browser! Nothing has changed much in terms of looks. But a lot has changed in terms of performance. This thing is fast! I switched because I realised you can play YouTube videos in the background (while doing other things) on Android provided you’re using Firefox browser.

Chrome on Android and on PC is known to be heavy and a battery hog. But I’ll still stick to using Chrome on Windows for now. I just don’t get Firefox for PC. And there’s no other browser, not even Microsoft Edge, that does it for me – plugins and all included – the way Chrome does it for me.

So as it is now I’ll be using Firefox on Android and Chrome on Windows. But I know sometimes I’ll be annoyed at not being able to access my Android history on Windows. Which makes me consider making a whole shift to Firefox so that I can save battery on my PC.

I know I’ll be enjoying the following on Firefox for Android:

  • Speed
  • Reading lists
  • Saved Links
  • Sync Power

One thing I’ll really miss from Chrome for Android is the Meta Themes; the way on certain websites Chrome’s navbar and Android’s notification bar acquire the sites theme colours. That thing is beautiful!

Well, let’s see how this goes.

[bctt tweet=”Moving from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox. Here’s Why…” username=”DicksonOtieno”]

Also read something I wrote a while back: Which Browser do you use?


Leave a Reply

Dickson Otieno
I love reading emails when bored. I am joking. But do send them to

More to read:

PayPal accused of stealing users’ money in frozen accounts

PayPal is facing a class action lawsuit accusing them of freezing users accounts without offering any explanations and unjust enrichment.

Telkom T-Kash App; Everything to Know

Telkom has recently launched the T-Kash App allowing customers to access all mobile money services from one app. Here are my thoughts

Netflix increases prices in US & Canada

Netflix has announced increased subscription fees in the United States and Canada in what appears to now be annual expected change.

Bolt now valued at €7.4 billion after €628 million investment round

Bolt says % it will use the funds to accelerate the expansion of their mobility and delivery products across Eastern African markets.

Banks, who benefit most from Free M-Pesa transfers, want CBK to re-introduce charges

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) will be lobbying to have the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) re-introduce transactions between Banks and Mobile Money wallets in 2022.

Safaricom goes to court opposing CA’s cheaper interconnection rates

Safaricom in its filing says the CA ignored its own procedures and reached a conclusion before the end of the process it had initiated.