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Firefox Mobile coming soon?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Sep 2008 1:36 User comments (8)

Firefox Mobile coming soon? Mozilla has announced that they will be bringing Firefox Mobile to handsets worldwide by 2010 but the alpha testing may come as soon as the end of this year.
There was not much mentioned in terms of details, but Firefox Mobile may have a hard time fighting established mobile browsers such as Opera Mini and Mobile Safari.

In his blog, Mitchell Baker of Mozilla Europe added the following: "I saw one press article wondering if including “have an effective product in the mobile space” in our 2010 goals means that we won’t ship something interesting until 2010. That is not the case at all. We will ship well before then. The intent of this goal was to say: in 2010 when we look at where we are, it should be screamingly obvious that we’ve done this. That means releasing a good product much sooner, seeing good results and acceptance, and seeing those results grow over time.

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I have discussed Firefox Mobile (codenamed Fennec) in the past saying that we should see an Alpha pre-version hopefully before the end of the year if it’s ready.
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8 user comments

123.9.2008 2:48

this could be good or nothing special.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Sep 2008 @ 10:59

223.9.2008 6:02

I wish this would work on a PSP or PS3... darn browsers have out-of-date flash...

323.9.2008 6:54

Over year for alpha testing? o.0

423.9.2008 9:17

Quote:
may have a hard time fighting established mobile browsers such as Opera Mini and Mobile Safari.

Not in my mind. I currently run Opera Mini on my mobile (Samsung U600) but if Mozilla released it in Java then I would certainly use it.

523.9.2008 11:58
sKrEwZ
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It could be interesting. Seems like a long time for testing.

623.9.2008 14:35

Originally posted by OneMember:
Over year for alpha testing? o.0

Originally posted by sKrEwZ:
It could be interesting. Seems like a long time for testing.
Did you guys read the article? It says they want to have a very formidable product on the market by 2010, and that alpha testing is coming soon and it will progress just like any other project.

723.9.2008 14:45
sKrEwZ
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Yes, I did read the article. That doesn't change my opinion that it seems like a long time for alpha testing.


Some assembly required.

823.9.2008 14:50

You're still missing the point - the article doesn't say it will be a year for alpha testing! There is no set release date, it has just been announced that it will most certainly be finished in 2010, and that alpha testing starts soon.

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