Tab-optimized Mozilla Firefox for Android Ready for Testing; Opera Mobile Web Browser Officially Supports Honeycomb

by 2 years ago

Just about two weeks ago, the team developing the Android tablet-optimized version of one of the world’s most popular Web browsers, Mozilla Firefox, gave a sneak peek into some of the features of the upcoming tablet version of the Firefox for Android app. Two weeks after, the team releases the first nightly builds of the browser that can now be installed by users for testing purposes. The app is only for the bold and not for the faint of heart, as it is still in the Nightly stage, which, according to development team member Ian Barlow, is a “very early…

A Sneak Peek into the Firefox Browser Optimized for Honeycomb Tablets

by 2 years ago

There is no sweeter news for Honeycomb tablets these days than that of the newest version of the Mozilla Firefox browser, the tablet-optimized version of which is fast approaching a publicly usable stage. Developers of the Firefox version for Android tablets have given us a peek into their upcoming browser designed specifically for Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets. The tablet version of Firefox is a successor of its phone version. Developers say that both versions have the same scripting and extensions support that makes the browser appealing. The Firefox browser for Android tablets follows the ethos and spirit of minimalistic design,…

FireFox 6 Beta Is Now Available

by 3 years ago

Firefox is one of the world’s most popular browsers, and even though Chrome may work better with Android, Firefox is still the king of browser for many people. This is why seeing the newest version of the Firefox Beta for Android can excite a lot of users. It’s out on the Market right now, and it brings a whole lot of UI changes, performance improvements, and other fixes and enhancements. Here’s what’s new for this version of Firefox for Android: Better start-up – Firefox is now optimized to start faster and is less of a memory drain Higher-quality image scaling…

Latest Firefox 4 Beta 3X Up to Faster Than Default Browser

by 3 years ago

In the never-ending Browser battle, speed is king. Browser A might be the prettiest, most secure one around — but if Browser B seems faster or more light weight, good ol’ Browser A is going to lose users in droves. This is especially true in the mobile world, where cellular network latency and the occasional peak-hour bandwidth bottleneck add precious seconds over the near-instant connectivity we’ve grown accustomed to. It makes sense, then, that Mozilla’s latest beta of Firefox 4 for Android is all about the speed. In at least one test, this newest build is clocking in at just…

Pre-apha version of Mozilla Firefox (Fennec) now available for Android

by 4 years ago

For those that love Firefox, consider Fennec, the mobile alternative. Mozilla Fennec has been in development for Android over the last few months and we’re excited to announce that it is now in a public pre-alpha release. This means that it is buggy and broken, but in general should offer you the ability to browse the internet! The information comes to us via the official Fennec Ground Zero Blog. Here is an extract to give you an idea of what you can expect. This build should be considered “pre-alpha”, so there are some warnings and caveats: We’ve only really tested…

Video: Fennec for Android

by 4 years ago

There is a preview available for the mobile version of Firefox, called Fennec, which is scheduled to arrive on Android sometime at the end of this year. The video shows us something that is clearly a little buggy, but the general principles are certainly there. I guess they would have to be otherwise ‘MartinSchirr’ would not have released this video. It would appear as though this particular version is only going to work for Android 2.0 or later, which does make sense given that by the time this application is ready, Android 9.1 is probably going to be out (ok,…

Firefox on Android available ‘late this year’

by 4 years ago

Earlier this month we tempted you with the news that Mozilla might release a full version of Firefox on Android, instead of a watered down version called Fennec. Indeed, back in January either version was said to be quite a few months away. The good folks over at TechRadar had a chat with Mozilla’s VP of Mobile, Jay Sullivan, who said that a mobile version (probably still Fennec) will be available for Android ‘late this year’. Please note the use of ‘late’ and NOT ‘later’. From this we can glean that Firefox on Android probably will not be available until…

Full Firefox on Android

by 4 years ago

The blog of Mozilla developer Vladimir Vukićević has some interesting juicy bits for all Android owner and enthusiasts. Vukićević admits that he hasn’t posted much recently on his blog, but it would seem that his updates are worth waiting for. In his update it becomes clear that he is testing the full version of Firefox on his Android emulator and not Fennec. That is not to say that there won’t be a Fennec on Android, but that there may be Firefox on devices which pack the right hardware to support it. You’ll note that this is the full Firefox interface,…

Mozilla Firefox on Android still a few months away

by 4 years ago

According to a German Mozilla community website, the mobile version of the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser Fennec, may be due to arrive on Android in February 2010. The German speaking website reported that a first beta version of Firefox for Android is functioning and that most of the critical work has been overcome. However, they may be slightly ahead of themselves here. Jay Sullivan (and friends), VP Mobile at Mozilla, announced the information at the weekly labs meeting held a few nights ago. Despite the fact that Fennec allegedly has much of the work already under its belt,…