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Fennec for Android (aka Firefox for Mobile) Gets Hardware Acceleration Support

Fennec for Android (Firefox for Mobile), now has hardware acceleration support in the nightlies with OpenGL-powered compositing.

Fennec for Android

“It’s off by default, but a quick blast over to about:config will reveal layers.accelerate-all, which should be set to true to enable OpenGL acceleration. After a restart of Fennec, you can check whether you’ve managed to successfully enable OpenGL by going to about:support and looking for 1/1 OpenGL in the ‘Graphics’ section.”

The latest Fennec nightly builds can be downloaded from Mozilla, but hardware acceleration isn’t supported on all devices at this stage.

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