Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for Android
Mozilla launched Firefox Private Network VPN for Google's Android operating system recently. The standalone Android application extends support to Android devices.
The organization launched a beta of Firefox Private Network VPN back in December 2019. The service was, and is, limited to users from the United States at the time of writing and available for $4.99 per month during the beta phase; Mozilla has not revealed information on final pricing or about availability in other regions of the world.
Firefox Private Network was unveiled in September of the same year as the first product of the newly revived Test Pilot Program. The service was offered as an extension for Firefox initially before a Windows 10 program was launched in December 2019 that introduced full system support as the program can be installed just like any other VPN client on Windows.
The new Android version brings support to Android devices. Since Firefox Private Network is still in beta, the same limitations apply to the Android version. It is only available if you connect from the United States (Google Play), and there is a waiting list that you need to join right now if you have not done so already.
Users from outside the United States may install the application if they manage to download it from other sources, e.g. from mirror services that host Android APK files.
The application displays some of the main selling points of Mozilla's VPN service on first start:
- Connect up to five devices -- Stream, download and game. We won't restrict your bandwidth.
- Device level encryption -- No one will see your location or activity, even on unsecure Wi-Fi networks.
- No activity logs -- We're Mozilla. We don't log your activity and we're always on your side.
- Servers in 39 countries -- Stand up to tech bullies and protect your access to the web.
Firefox VPN users may install the application on their Android devices to connect to the VPN network; all applications and all traffic uses that connection once it has been established.
Firefox Private Network VPN is now available for Windows and Android. It is likely that other operating systems will follow eventually. The service is very important to Mozilla as it is hopes to diversify the organization's income which, to a very large extend, comes from search engine deals and, currently, Mozilla's main competitor Google.
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