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Be the first on your block to test pre-Alpha Firefox for Android

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Be the first on your block to test pre-Alpha Firefox for Android
Want to help Mozilla perfect the Firefox for Android browser? Right now, you can do your part by downloading the pre-Alpha version of the browser and adding the nightly builds. Check out this link at Mozilla Wiki which gives an in-depth look at where the browser now stands. For example, while it will be available when finished, there currently is no multitouch zooming of pages. Flash and other plug-ins are not yet supported and the YouTube plug-in also will not yet work because it needs Flash (Catch-22 anyone?). The browser currently runs on the slow side and start-up can be long on some phones. And on devices with 256MB or less of memory (like the Motorola DROID), other programs may stop running because of the massive amount of memory Firefox pulls. The software requires Android 2.0 or higher and 30MB of internal storage. You can scan a QR code at the Mozilla Wiki page if you are interested. After Alpha and Beta versions, Mozilla hopes to have Firefox for Android released before the end of this year.

source: AndroidGuys





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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It worked ok on my TILT, but it has only a 400 Mhz processor and 256 RAM - looking forward to using it once I get an ANDROID. I wonder if an app for the iphone is in the works....

posted on 19 May 2010, 18:49

2. deeoh1084 (Posts: 48; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


man... this sucks.. wait until i get my Samsung Galaxy S for t-mobile

posted on 20 May 2010, 00:29

3. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)


30MB of storage and not much else huh? Sorry but that's in no way worth it considering the alternatives to the stock Android browser, which isn't bad itself, that are out there. High hopes for the future though.

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