Recent work on standing up a proxy server for web browsing in Firefox for Android is now ready for real world testing. Eugen, Sylvain, and James, from the mobile platform team have been working towards the goal of building a proxy server to ultimately increase privacy (via a secure connection), reduce bandwidth usage, and improve latency. Reduced page load times is also a high level goal. A detailed Wiki page is available at: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Janus
The time for testing is now.
How to Help
- Install this (available here) proxy configuration (development server) add-on in Firefox for Android
- Browse as you normally would (try your network connection and or WiFi connections)
- File bugs in GitHub (make sure to compare with the proxy enabled and disabled)
- Talk to us on IRC