Mozilla Releases A Tease Of Firefox On Android

Posted: Apr 28 2010, 2:59pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:51pm CDT , in Mobile Phones


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Mozilla Releases A Tease Of Firefox On Android

Mozilla has made available a pre-alpha version of its "Fennec" browser, also known as Firefox for mobile devices. Complementing the recent Opera browser launch on Android, mobile Web browsers are hot right now.

Fennec was first shown off at the end of last year, giving functionality to mobile browsers that no one had really seen before. For example, all open windows can be displayed on a side pane of the active window, and like its PC counterpart, mobile Firefox users will be able to create their own custom add-ins or apps.

Additionally, it allows wireless syncing of some browser information between the mobile device and a PC.

The browser was initially unveiled on the Nokia N900, but for the millions of people now toting an Android phone, a very early build is available, so long as the current firmware is at least Android 2.0

"In many ways it's a debug build, and we haven't really done a lot of optimization yet. This could cause some problems with large pages, especially on low memory devices like the Droid," wrote Mozilla in a blog post.

The browser is also currently in alpha mode on Windows Mobile, but you know where it's not headed - yep, the restricted iPhone.

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