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Update brings new UI to Firefox for Android along with other enhancements

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Update brings new UI to Firefox for Android along with other enhancements
The new UI for the Firefox for Android mobile browser

The new UI for the Firefox for Android mobile browser

As part of its new 'rapid release' schedule, Mozilla promises to bring changes to its Firefox browser every 6 weeks. Firefox for Android has been updated and besides a new landing page and more a Android-style interface, the web browser now offers faster zooming, crisper text with reduced pixelation and new API's for developers.

Games can be developed that will allow the user to swipe his finger to swing baseball bat or to pullback on a slingshot to launch an Angry Bird. The Indexed DP API gives developers database storage in Firefox to make web sites, create apps and restartless add-ons available offline. This increases performance, saves the user from running up the ole data usage meter and allows for mobile web functionality even with no internet connection. Future updates will bring support for multi-touch features. While buttons and fonts have been changed to improve the software's function on tablets, there will be more optimization of the browser for tablets on additional updates of the mobile version of Firefox for Android.

As usual, the Firefox browser is available for free from the Android Market. Those who already have installed the software will receive a notification to update to the latest build.

source: Mozilla via AndroidGuys

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posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:25

1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Looks like metro UI.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:31

2. Jix (unregistered)


Indeed. It has rectangles.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 19:13

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


does it have flash yet?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 19:17

4. superguy (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Hopefully it gets better. I tried FF and wasn't too impressed with the performance. It has a good way to go to be up to par with Dolphin.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 04:11

5. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Dolphin, i think thats the browser used in bada : )

Maybe you should consider buying a bada phone ; )

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 07:54

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I don't think your dolphin works the same as our dolphin.... I could be wrong tho

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 07:57

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Dolphin to me is the replacement of FF it has tons of useful add ons is fast and nice, the gestures are appreciated as well as the multiple modes that allow you to set it as an iPhone, Ipad and desktop, plus the tabbed browser experience is welcomend

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 06:06

6. illiad (unregistered)


no flash, no useful addons (yes, a lot listed, BUT most of the good ones are 'not available for mobile' .. )
the 'mobile addons' website needs a lot of work, the only one in the 'top five' that works is adblock, and even then there is no visible way to edit content!!!

I am still amazed that you have to d/l an addon to enable you to exit the browser, and also to get the desktop version of websites...

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