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Mozilla has been working hard on adapting its Firefox browser for mobile devices, with an increasing focus on a browser just for tablets. That browser, named Fennec, has now started appearing in "nightly build" form for developers. "It has now reached a functional state that is good enough for getting some early feedback," said Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha in blog post. "Keep in mind that this is very early stage work. There are lots of rough edges and design is continuously evolving." The design apparently keeps elements from its smartphone-based little brother, namely the tab switching pane... Read more...
It's sort of amazing where we have come with mobile Browsing, really. Just think back in the year 2000. When people were ringing in the New Year, no one had a smartphone capable of Browsing the Web in a way that was even close to as comfortable as with a PC. It simply wasn't a reality. Today, smartphones are canned and immediately overlooked if they cannot Browse the Web in a respectable manner, with Apple's iPhone arguably setting the original benchmark. Google's Android also has a remarkable Browser, but now that mobile Web surfing has become so popular, consumers are being shown alternatives... Read more...
Recently, Jay Sullivan at Mozilla told the BBC that Mozilla's upcoming mobile web browser codenamed Fennec is just "days away" from being launched. The browser will initially be available for Nokia's N900 phone followed by other handsets. Sullivan further explained that the browser is currently going through final testing and could be released before the end of the year. The mobile browser has been in the works for the past year and a half. It is said to offer the ability to synchronize with the desktop version of Firefox, allowing users to take web pages that are open in their desktop browser... Read more...
Remember when we told you about Fennec’s upcoming availability for Windows Mobile? Now, it’s here.  Yesterday, Mozilla released a pre-alpha test build of the Windows Mobile port. This release is designed to work on an HTC Touch Pro and might not work on other devices just yet (though there’s nothing to stop you from trying.) Fennec’s goal is to bring the Firefox experience to mobile devices. Historically, Mozilla’s browser has been too resource-intensive for the mobile market, but the time and efforts spent to reduce memory overhead for the Firefox 3 release and other ongoing efforts to improve... Read more...
Fennec, AKA Firefox Mobile, is targeted for an initial release on the Windows Mobile-powered HTC Touch Pro during the first week in February, according to a post of meeting minutes on the developer wiki. According to the minutes: We are targeting a Milestone release for the first week of February, targeting the HTC touch pro. We are two patches away from the meta goal of building from trunk. The tools changes have review from dougt, and are waiting for review from ted, who has promised review by the end of the week. NSPR changes are waiting for review from Nelson, who asked for and received a patch... Read more...
Mozilla announced the availability of Fennec alpha 2. This new prerelease version of the organization’s mobile browser has some much-needed performance improvements that increase the responsiveness of the program and adds faster page loads and faster scrolling. According to Mozilla developer Stuart Parmenter, the first alpha was focused on the user experience. This second alpha is focused on improving performance, with major strides being made in startup performance, panning and zooming performance, and responsiveness while pages are loading. Parmenter also notes that they’ve re-factored a significant... Read more...
Mozilla’s mobile Firefox browser, dubbed Fennec, just got one step closer to launch. Last week, Mozilla formally released the alpha version of the mobile browser for developers. At release, the alpha version is only available to Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets, but it’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs so developers and other users without these Tablets can still experiment and build add-ons. It’s important to note, however, that the desktop version of Fennec is not a supported product. Early screen shots of Fennec on Windows Mobile show that Fennec isn’t immune to the space... Read more...