Mozilla Firefox browser 'Fennec' available for Android and Nokia N900

Aug 30, 2010 by John Messina weblog
Mozilla Firefox browser ‘Fennec’ available for Android and Nokia N900
Now Android users can experience increase performance and responsiveness to their internet browsing.

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mozilla has just released the next alpha version of Fennec (Firefox browser) for Android smartphones and the Nokia N900. With Firefox sync built into this release browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form-fill data can seamlessly be shared between desktop and your mobile device.

By using two major technologies, Electrolysis and Layers, Fennec exhibits increase performance and responsiveness to the user. These processes enable Fennec to respond much faster to user input while pages are loading or JavaScript running.

In the beta release layers will be introduced that will improve graphic intensive functions such as video, animations, scrolling, etc. Mozilla is also working on optimizing the rendering capabilities used in today’s ’s hardware-accelerated graphics.

In this first Alpha release of Fennec, for , Mozilla has bought another choice for Android users to choose from. Developers now have a choice to use some of the latest web technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to create even more powerful browser with add-ons.

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This short video demonstrates Fennec in action.

The alpha version of Fennec for Android 2.0 or higher and Nokia N900 can be downloaded here.

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More information: -- Mozilla release notes
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gmurphy
not rated yet Aug 30, 2010
I'll just surf this tidal wave of android gadgets till the next fad :)