Mozilla 'Fennec' Ported to Android, Tested on Droid, Nexus One
Mozilla has ported the company's mobile browser, code-named Fennec, to smartphones based on Google Android, although a Mozilla developer warns that the prealpha build has bugs that could force users to reboot the phone and has only been tested on the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One. To test Fennec on Android, Mozilla offers an experimental version of Mozilla Weave, which lets users make browser data portable so they can sync their history, passwords, bookmarks and tabs between the mobile and desktop versions of Firefox.Mozilla has ported the company's "Fennec" mobile browser to smartphones based on Google Android, opening another avenue of opportunity for programmers writing applications for the open-source operating system. However, Mozilla developer Vladimir Vukicevic warned on his blog April 27 that the build should be considered "prealpha," has bugs that could force users to reboot their phones, and has only been tested on the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One.
Other caveats to note about the build, which users may download here at their own peril, are that the software requires Android 2.0 or greater (and likely an OpenGL ES 2.0-capable device); has poor memory usage and a quirky installation process; users can't open links from other applications using Fennec; and the build must be installed in internal memory instead of on an SD card.