Firefox Mobile 4 for Android and Maemo is now finally in the release candidate stage, which means the final version is just around the corner and will be available for download, real soon!
This release candidate version is released after 5 beta releases. Firefox Mobile 4 certainly shows many improvements over the previous versions, but is still not the best at the moment.
Fennec for Android pre-alpha has just been released today for public to try out and give feedback. Developers want the browser to be developed according to the end user’s needs and requirements.
Since it’s a 10.2MB installation and requires atleast an Android 2.0 device with OpenGL support, I tried it on my Nexus One. The browser is pretty slow at the moment, but like the developer said, “it’s even more of a pre-nightly build (even earlier than pre-alpha)”. It’s usable though.
Fennec for Android, Firefox Mobile, ‘super’ pre-alpha version is now available for download! Yes, it is still in its very early stages, but atleast it could open websites ;)
It has been a long time since Firefox has been talking about Fennec for Android and promised with an alpha release soon. They kept their promise, and the first alpha release is out for public download.
Fennec for Android is now available for download, unofficially though. Mozilla said they would be soon releasing a working, simple alpha release of Fenenc but it’s nowhere to be seen so far.
A developer at Android forums managed to grab the dump from Mozilla Wiki and compile it in to an app that he tried and tested on his Motorola Droid.
Firefox Mobile is still in development and we are already hearing of a Firefox for Android version expected to release next month. Firefox for Maemo and Windows Mobile is already in development.
Firefox for Android alpha version is being expected in February as the development work on it started back in December 2009. This news was posted on the German Firefox community site.
A couple of months back, Mozilla introduced Fennec, which is Firefox for mobile devices. I’m sure Firefox needs no introduction as it’s one of the most popular web browser available for desktop.
Fennec was initially released as an alpha version for Nokia N810 internet tablet and had plans to release for Windows Mobile as well. Being a Symbian user myself, I wasn’t glad to see that I won’t be able to run my favourite browser on my Nokia N96.
You must have already heard about the latest buzz by Mozilla – Fennec, the Firefox browser for mobile. They have released the first public alpha version for users to give it a try.
Currently, this mobile web browser only supports the Nokia N800 and N810 internet tablet. Fennec is not the final name, but just a development codename.