Mozilla is Testing Firefox Rocket, Specifically for Indonesia

Mozilla is Testing Firefox Rocket, Specifically for Indonesia
Firefox Rocket © Mozilla

Mozilla has been pretty busy recently. Last month it updated its main browser, Firefox, with a much needed modern UI makeover, and back in the summer it launched a completely new browser, Firefox Focus. It's much simpler and faster than the standard Firefox app, and it's much more privacy conscious, too, with no tabs and automatic blocking of ads and trackers. There's also a Germany-specific version called Klar.

The company isn't taking a break anytime soon either, and a new unreleased app has popped up on the Play Store. Firefox Rocket appears to be similar to Focus, except it's specifically buit for Indonesia and rather than privacy, the key USPs are that it's lightweight and fast, perfect for a region where mobile data and Wi-Fi aren't so cheap or easy to come by.

Firefox Rocket |
Firefox Rocket |


Rocket won't take up much space on your device, which is a plus for those with limited storage on budget phones. Turbo mode blocks ads and trackers by default, saving precious data, and you can even ask it not to download images automatically to save even more. An option to save a web page for offline reading is just two taps away.

There's no tabbed interface in Rocket which will stop tab fiends from racking up loads of pages, and there's also a setting to save cache and downloads to an SD card if you have that option. The app is an unreleased beta at present, so proceed with caution if you choose to give it a try as it may well be unstable. You also need to be in Indonesia, as it's not available anywhere else. It would seem to make sense for it to be launched in other Asian countries eventually, but who knows what Mozilla has planned for it at this early stage.

There's a support page on the US Mozilla site if you want to read more about it, plus there's also a GitHub project for the app, so you can have a root around in there if you like. I'd imagine it won't be too long before it ends up on APKMirror, so keep an eye out for that.

Update: You can find the APK for manual sideloading here.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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