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Tweet hints that something BIG is happening with Firefox for Android next week

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Tweet hints that something BIG is happening with Firefox for Android next week
This tweet from Firefox says something BIG is coming to Firefox for Android

This tweet from Firefox says something BIG is coming to Firefox for Android

So who amongst the Android users out there enjoys a BIG surprise? Well, you are going to get one next week when Mozilla reveals what the reason was for their tweet sent out Friday that teases that something BIG is coming to their Firefox for Android third party browser. The only clue is a picture of an unbranded smartphone with the Firefox logo on the screen and the Android logo waving behind the phone. The words "Fast. Smart. Safe." are displayed prominently.

What can it all mean? Earlier this week, Firefox for Android competitor Dolphin HD launched its updated engine which quickly sent the browser to the top of benchmark scores for HTML5 mobile browsers. With a score greater than 450 in one HTML5 benchmark exam, first place Dolphin was faster than Firefox which scored a 325 for fourth place amongst mobile browsers.

So now Android users have something to look forward to during the weekend. If you use Firefox for Android on your Android device, what would you like to see Mozilla announce next week? All you need to do is to type your answer in the comment box below.

source: Mozilla

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posted on 23 Jun 2012, 00:06 1

1. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


better be something amazing to get me to switch from dolphin hd.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 00:43 1

2. rpankaj (Posts: 29; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


definitely, Firefox for arm v6 gonna release..nothing can be bigger than that.... an updated engine can't be that big..lolz

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 01:59

3. fur0n (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


well if you look at firefox beta for android you can already see that it is very different from the current firefox and it says that they are rewriting firefox for for android. the beta says it is supposed to be faster, smarter and supposed to be safer.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 02:04

4. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Hmmm I've been using dolphin for a while, due to its speed, I use skyfire for functionality. I'll play with the new Firefox and see how it goes.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 03:58 3

5. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Let's see if it's going to be better than Opera for Android

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 04:34 1

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


On PC and Laptop I prefer Opera. :)

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 05:41

7. illiad (Posts: 108; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


yes, only flash actually working may make me try... Dolphin still badly needs adblock.. (there is a link, but does not work..)

I am still using Android Opera, that CAN use the desktop adblock file..

and hey, even IE8 desktop has an adblock addon now!! :)

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 06:47

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3215; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A bug infested browser getting a big update on a buggy OS. Maybe the next update should be called Orkin.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 07:22 7

9. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Maybe Orkin will extinguish all of the little trolls like you.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 07:35

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3215; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


u mad bro?

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 08:08 5

12. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


whats really buggy is ur brain, U need an update!

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 12:36

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3215; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Such a second grade insult. Wouldn't expect anything less from Android fans.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 12:45 2

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5433; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe you deserved.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 10:35 1

14. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Not mad... more like disappointed. Actually, you seem to be the one coming off as the mad one here.
I pity you and your ilk. Child, are you not receiving enough affection? Does this attention make you feel better?
Should I sing you a lullaby and burp you now?
*huggles*

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 12:38

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3215; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Is that the best you can do? There's a reason for my comment. Android is buggy all the time and Firefox crashes constantly.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 07:24

10. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I'm using Dolphin (I'll use Chrome Beta once I get ICS) and this new Firefox better be good, or else I'm not switching from Dolphin and DEFINITELY not switching from Chrome!

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 09:12 2

13. illiad (Posts: 108; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


not a chance!!!!! Opera is the only one that comes close to the usability and similarity of it's desktop browser... you can even use the 'urlfilter.ini' file in android opera to black ads!! :)

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