Firefox for Android on its way - loads up its first page

Firefox for Android on its way - loads up its first page
It’s nice to see that Maemo strike gold with the first official release of the Firefox mobile web browser, but Android owners won’t have to wait long hopefully before they land their own version. Porting over Fennec, aka Firefox Mobile, is taking its time with a new milestone being reached – it actually loaded its first web page according to the developer. Slow steps are going to be required in getting this venerable web browser to work well with Android – the developer goes on to say that mouse events sort of work, top level windows sort of work, and the keyboard doesn’t work yet but shouldn’t be hard to hook up. Before continuing with the mobile version, they’re actually testing the full Firefox interface on Android right now – seeing that it’s a bit more complex. The reason for it is that the understanding that if the full version works, then Fennec should work as well. Even though we’re starting to see Android running on devices like tablets or netbook, the full experience of Firefox may be more suited on those devices – so it makes some sense in testing out the full interface of Firefox.

via Android Central



1. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Great, another browser for Android. What's wrong with the native browser or Dolphin? Why reinvent the wheel? Create a decent .avi or divx player (yxflash sucks!!!), which is the only thing my phone is missing.

3. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Just another option. At least you have options as A lot of other phones don't. What's funny is this browser kind of reminds me of Mac OS9 from 1999-2002

2. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

I wonder how & if add-ons are going to be implemented given my g1 has extremely limited memory even with it hacked to hell...

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