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Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available
Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available

Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available

For Android 2.0 upwards and Maemo devices. Large download, perhaps only for those who can instal apps to SD card:

"Our first Firefox 4 beta for mobile is now available to download and test. It’s built on the same technology platform as Firefox for the desktop and optimized for browsing on a mobile phone. Firefox beta for mobile comes with many of your favorite Firefox desktop features like Firefox Sync, Add-ons and the Awesome Bar."

Page linked to includes a further description, Links for release notes, FAQ and support.

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Original Poster

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Release builds of Fennec require a phone with an ARMv7 processor. Compatible devices include: ( Link In Deal)

* Acer Liquid E
* Dell Streak
* HTC Desire
* HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2)
* HTC Droid Incredible
* HTC EVO 4G
* HTC Google Nexus One
* Motorola Droid 2
* Motorola Droid X
* Motorola Milestone (Verizon Droid)
* Samsung I9000 Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate, Verizon Fascinate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Sprint Epic 4G)
* Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (Won't match system requirements until it gets update to OS)

The following devices are not compatible with our ARMv7-optimized releases, but might be able to run the experimental ARMv6 nightly builds: (Link at bottom of this Post)

* Android SDK emulator
* Augen GENTouch 78 Tablet
* HTC Aria
* HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1, Android Dev Phone 1)
* HTC Droid Eris
* HTC Hero (T-Mobile G2 Touch)
* HTC Legend
* HTC Magic (T-Mobile myTouch 3G, T-Mobile G1 Touch)
* HTC Tattoo
* HTC Wildfire
* Huawei U8230
* LG Ally
* Motorola Backflip
* Motorola Cliq
* Motorola Dext
* Samsung M900 Moment
* Samsung i5700 Galaxy Portal (Spica)
* Samsung Transform

wiki.mozilla.org/Mob…oid
Edited by: "Unworldlyfriend" 8th Oct 2010

Good to try but on HTC desire even after moved to SD card it still took up 30mb phone storage and in total it is a 50mb app. Just a bit too heavy to be usefull. Loads well once installled and loaded but first load everytime takes to long, unistalled.

Have installed on my Galaxy S...will see how it goes!
Thanks

too large to be of any use, dolphin hd is only 1.3mb how can a browser possibly be 30+mb.
Its also slow compared to dolphin hd, when you zoom in it takes a few seconds to render the page again. installed and removed

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moneysaver9988

too large to be of any use, dolphin hd is only 1.3mb how can a browser … too large to be of any use, dolphin hd is only 1.3mb how can a browser possibly be 30+mb.Its also slow compared to dolphin hd, when you zoom in it takes a few seconds to render the page again. installed and removed



Well it's a beta, rather than a full release (like Dolphin HD).
With Firefox performance (along with other features) change frequently and drastically (often) between the alpha/beta and production releases.

See also

What's different about Firefox for Android and the release notes, which states:

As always, you’re encouraged to provide suggestions to improve Firefox for mobile or file a bug in Bugzilla.

Suggestions for improvement are welcome.

Original Poster

Size and performance issues are being addressed. The problem relates to the way that teh Android Development kit is designed, expect smaller and faster from beta 2:

theregister.co.uk/201…ce/
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