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Mozilla releases Firefox Mobile alpha

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Oct 2008 21:27 User comments (5)

Mozilla releases Firefox Mobile alpha Mozilla has released the first public alpha of its upcoming Firefox Mobile software, allowing PC, Linux and Mac users to try out the software through thier computers.
The browser, codenamed "Fennec", is built on the same Gecko code base that is being used for Firefox 3.1.

Mark Finkle, Mozilla's platform evangelist, added that the company is hoping for as much feedback as possible into the browser.

"We are also releasing desktop versions of Fennec,"
said Finkle. "That's right, you can install Fennec on your Windows, OS X or Linux desktop too! We want you to be able to experiment, provide feedback, write add-ons and generally get involved with the Mozilla Mobile project, even if you don't have a device."

Finkle added that a Fennec version for Windows Mobile operating system was in the works but not yet ready for public testing.

The current alpha includes "touch-screen support, includes a password manager and pop-up blocker, offers a Firefox-style tab-browsing interface, and provides the same address bar functionality" as Firefox.

Download Fennec here: Mozilla Fennec Alpha

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5 user comments

117.10.2008 21:37

I hope it will be available as an iphone app. It would be the first alternate web browser on the iphone I believe.

217.10.2008 22:13

I was hoping the same thing but apple has denied soo many apps for stupid reasons before... I think this would undermine the safari browser... But an unlocked phone could still run the app

317.10.2008 23:47

Waste of time so far Mark... we need this to run on a MOBILE device!

418.10.2008 13:58

I was hoping the same thing but apple has denied soo many apps for stupid reasons before... I think this would undermine the safari browser... But an unlocked phone could still run the app

520.10.2008 16:42

Quote:
System requirements:

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet running OS2008 ("chinook" or "diablo")

That's the only mobile it works on...
In other words... useless to the world so far.

Damn, and I actually had my hopes up.

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