Pre-Alpha build of Firefox Fennec for Android available

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Steel Cobra, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Steel Cobra

    Steel Cobra Active Member
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    The pre-alpha build is available. I'm running this on a Droid and it looks promising. There are still a number of issues with it, no software keyboard, very slow zooming, etc, but it is a very early build and does look promising.

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  2. joseamirandavelez

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    It does not work on the sprint Hero with 2.1. Crashes at startup.
     
  3. OMJ

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    its cool that you can run add ons but it needs a lot of work. Very slow to start up and zoom. Needs pinch to zoom and I was really confused as to why you cant use the soft keyboard.
     
  4. Steel Cobra

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    I agree that it definetly needs work. It is nice to see that there is at least a version out. I do like the things they are doing with it and am looking forward to alpha then beta releases. As far as the software keyboard, that is a weird one, glad I have a physical keyboard.
     
  5. shadowdude777

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    Heh, yeah, as a pre-alpha I don't expect this to replace the stock Android browser as my default browser. I'm definitely going to install it and try it out later today though.
     
  6. Trident

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    Moving to Android Applications forum..
     
  7. someguy9

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    Runs awfully on the Moto Droid, I saw some of it on the incredible and it runs nicely but on Droid it's terrible ( I made a little video of me using it YouTube - Fennec for Android (beta) )
     
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  8. duffer900

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    Ran Really rough on Milestone.

    But maybe it will get better...
     

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