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, there is still ambiguity as to whether things will take longer than one month. Indeed, there are some conflicting reports on whether February will bring with it an Alpha version for Android, or whether this will just mark the begging. It is likely that a few more months will be needed to bring the browser to fruition for an Alpha release. Indeed, Mozilla workers themselves have taken to the stage and admitted as such. If you are interested in following the progress of Mozilla on Android, visit this link here.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.