Firefox for Android Alpha Released
Mozilla has announced that the next major version of its Firefox browser for mobile users, known as Fennec, is now available for the Android and Nokia N900 platforms.
Mozilla officials said the Alpha release of Fennec is now available for Android and Nokia N900 users to download and test.
In an Aug. 27 blog post, Stuart Parmenter, director of mobile engineering at Mozilla, said Fennec is the first mobile browser to offer add-ons and is built on the same technology that powers desktop Firefox. The latest version of Fennec builds on the rich set of features from the previous release and makes it easier to bring your Firefox experience with you anywhere, he said.
And as with the latest update of the Firefox 4 beta for the desktop, "Fennec Alpha now creates one fluid Web experience between desktop and mobile devices by providing Firefox Sync built into the browser, which provides seamless access to Awesome Bar browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, form-fill data and open tabs," Parmenter said.
Describing the key points in this alpha release, Parmenter said:
Meanwhile, on Aug. 24 Mozilla announced the latest update to the Firefox 4 beta, which included Firefox Sync and Panorama, formerly known as Tab Candy. With a single keystroke, Panorama provides an overview of all a user's tabs to easily organize the tabs into groups, name them, prioritize them, and quickly switch between tabs or tab groups, Mozilla said.