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Firefox 4 Beta released for Android, Maemo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Oct 2010 13:06 User comments (5)

Firefox 4 Beta released for Android, Maemo Mozilla has released its Firefox 4 beta for Android and Maemo devices, adding a number of new significant features.
Among those features are pinch-to-zoom, the "Awesome Screen" and syncing. Pinch-to-zoom is supported on all multi-touch-capable devices.

The new syncing capabilities allows for all browsing history, passwords, bookmarks, form-fill data and open tabs to be instantly synced from your desktop version of the browser to the mobile one.

Mozilla's "Awesome Screen" will give you instant access to recent history, bookmarks, and tabs with one-click on your mobile device.

Says the company: "Firefox 4 Beta for mobile is significant step forward in sharing a personalized, seamless and encrypted Web experience across devices. Developers have the power to use the latest Web technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to to build fast, powerful and beautiful mobile apps and add-ons that can reach millions of devices."

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5 user comments

18.10.2010 16:06

its Only for high phones though.



28.10.2010 17:25

I have not looked in to it too much but it seems to not support flash as of yet. It also dose not have add block add-on yet. combo of having flash with out flash adds is what I was hoping for.

38.10.2010 23:11

If it simply loads your homepage without crashing, it will be 100x better than their last beta.

49.10.2010 10:15

Originally posted by KillerBug:
If it simply loads your homepage without crashing, it will be 100x better than their last beta.
This is good, but I would like to see Opera make it to see the shows as well, just to have more browsers for us to choose from. Killer, how does it stack against the stock browser? I'm thinking about getting an Android phone in the nearby future (Droid X).

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59.10.2010 11:15

The new firefox beta is decent at best. Loads kind of slow and does not support flash video or ad blocks (as stated by a poster) above. So far looks like you will need an android phone with at least a 1ghz processor for it to work. Needs alot of work as with froyo 2.2 flash is supported in dolphin and the stock browser. In my opinion the stock browser is much better at this point.


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