When comparing Firefox vs Atlas, the Slant community recommends Firefox for most people. In the question“What are the best Android web browsers?” Firefox is ranked 2nd while Atlas is ranked 21st. The most important reason people chose Firefox is:
Firefox is available as a free download. All Mozilla software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Instructions on how to obtain the source code can be found [here](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Source_Code/Downloading_Source_Archives).
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Pro Free, open source and community driven
Firefox is available as a free download. All Mozilla software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Instructions on how to obtain the source code can be found here.
Pro Functionality can be extended with add-ons
By far the best browser if not using an adblocking app like AdAway or Adguard. Adblocking, Privacy, Themes/Stylish, etc. Add-ons make Firefox the best total package mobile browser... You may even forget you're using a mobile browser.
Pro Ethical and pragmatic company mission
The Mozilla Manifesto outlines the company's mission and principles. Paraphrasing, they want the Internet to be a free and open resource, and to enable individuals to get the best use of that resource. They do this by creating open source software to which anyone may contribute, so long as such contributions fit with their principles (both ethical and technical).
Pro Built-in reading mode
Reading mode allows removing everything on a page but the text. It removes ads, styling and anything else that could get in the way of a comfortable reading experience.
Pro HTML5, mobile video support
Firefox for Android supports HTML5, and with support for multiple video formats, you can watch videos right in the browser.
Pro Sync with desktop browser
Keep track of all your bookmarks, passwords, open tabs, and history on the go.
Pro Great efficient and intuitive UI
The scrolling and response is generally faster than Chrome on my Android devices.
Pro Built-in ad blocker
Pro Send to device feature
You can send a tab to your mobile or another device, or vice versa.
Pro Built-in ad blocking
The browser uses EasyList data to remove ads from sites. It can further be supplemented with EasyPrivacy data to limit website ability to track you.
Pro Stores preferences on per-site basis
The browser can be set to remember which sites need to be shown in desktop mode, with certain content filtering settings, etc.
Pro Can browse two tabs at once
Atlas has a dual pane view that shows two pages side by side.
Pro Can be set to very low data usage
Con Can't play flash videos
Due to security concerns, Firefox does not include Flash support by default.
Con Reading mode removes some images and videos
Reading mode removes non-textual elements that are not part of the article, but it retains images and videos that are part of the feed node (rss).
Atlas was last updated on September 19, 2014.