Mozilla looking to simplify browser experience for tablets
Unsatisfied with the current state of web browsers on tablet computers, Firefox-maker Mozilla® is apparently looking to step up its own game and introduce a new browser that tailors to the tablet's unique design.
In a video posted on the Mozilla production design team's website, Alex Limi asserts that today's web browsers are not well suited for the future of tablet browsing. As such, his team is developing a new browser from the ground up that "makes browsing more fun, more ergonomic and re-thinks the browser user experience."
Mozilla's new browser, called Junior, is currently being designed for the iPad® but could very well be seen on Android™ and even Windows® 8 tablets in the near future. According to Limi, Junior will make web browsing more app-like, removing the URL bar and tabs to give the screen a sleeker, simplified feel.
Limi does not indicate when Junior is expected to arrive, and he notes that the browser is still in the prototype state.
Of course, this isn't Mozilla's first foray into the tablet world. The organization has released several versions of its Firefox® browser that support tablet use. It is not clear whether Junior would replace Firefox or merely serve as an alternative for tablet users.