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Mozilla updates Firefox to support ARMv6 processors - about half of all Android handsets

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Mozilla updates Firefox to support ARMv6 processors - about half of all Android handsets
Mozilla has been trying to establish its mobile Firefox browser as a prominent offering in the Android ecosystem, but it seems like its numerous competitors haven't left much space for it. With its latest move, however, the foundation might find itself one step closer to its goal.

The Firefox browser for Android has just been updated to support handsets which use ARMv6-based processors. Even though this technology is a bit old, Mozilla believes that about 50% of all Android devices in use today are powered by such chips. Some of the more popular models using ARMv6 SoCs include the HTC Aria, HTC Legend, LG Optimus One, Motorola CLIQ XT, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini and Acer Liquid mini.

In addition, Firefox for Android has gotten a number of accessibility features, like TalkBack integration, as well as support for Explore by Touch and Gesture Navigation for visually-impaired users.

source: Mozilla via SlashGear

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:39

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2132; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Will it perform close to Boat Browser?

I want an ultimate 2012 Broswer test on various devices from GB/ICS/JB stock to Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin, AOSP, Opera etc.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:52

3. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


dont forget Armv6 v8 and v15... to be fair of course!

I have a few devices, one is GB using Armv6 and one is using v8!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:44 1

2. sebaa (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)


X10 mini? Mozilla said that they need minim android 2.2 , 800 mhz end 512 ram , so you can't run it, but you can ( not sure/ tested) you need root , go to xda forum, install cyamod rom or other rom that has 2.2 or 2.3.7 ,(mincm7-2.21) then overclock the cpu to 800 mhz ( battery goes down , stabilyty too) but what about ram?

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