Firefox for Android Gets HTML5 Video PlayBack Support on Jelly Bean and ICS
Mozilla did the last big update to the Firefox for Android browser on November 19th and while it may have seemed like an average update, it was more than that. And now we find out that the update actually contained a major feature: the HTML5 video playback support, available on Jelly Bean and ICS.
You can make use of H.264 video acceleration and video performance will depend on how good your device is, especially the specs, plus the website you’re viewing the video on. Sites with heavy coding may cause lag, obviously. For now, people who tested the feature are happier with the way things are in Chrome, rather than Firefox, so Mozilla has a bit more work to do.
Strangely enough, if you want to use Firefox to open YouTube’s mobile site, you’re prompted to resort to another browser or the YouTube official app. Anyway, the addition of HTML5 video playback and hardware acceleration in Firefox for Android is always welcome, as we get ready for an era that’s totally Flash-free. You can download the latest Firefox for Android from here.