Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joshi3joshi, Mar 31, 2010.
Saw this on engadget:
Firefox for Mobile (Fennec) escapes in a rough Android port -- Engadget
You did notice that the "news" you linked us to credited one of our own forum members for the port, right?
Here is the thread in which it was announced.
And here is the article posted on Phandroid.
Firefox For Android Compiled, Demoed On Milestone – You Can Too! | Android Phone Fans
its pretty dang slow i read. too bad
I wanna know how the mobile version of FF can be 40MB, while the one I run on my PC is like 7.
No no, you misunderstood... its not 7mb... it is the version for Windows 7.
All joking aside, though... I wondered the same thing. Regardless, it will be here eventually, and it won't be insanely slow like it is now.
The other thing that had me scratching my head is that you have to launch an app that contains a launch button to launch the browser. Not knowing anything about building apps, I started wondering if this was something to do with debian? Maybe the firefox version is running inside debian.
Total Noob question...Why is having a "full" browser like firefox important? What capabilities does this bring with it?
I believe most of it is due to the ability to use any one of the addons you can find for the full version. I don't need any of the addons, so fennec would be just as good as full firefox for me.
Though this has no interest to me it's pretty neat.
I gave it a shot. I think it will be nice once sped up, but it is REALLY laggy at this point. The worst part is launching it...You get a black screen for a bit, so your not sure if it's working...Great effort though, and I'm sure it will get faster. I think Mozilla is working on their own version as well...
Yes they are. It is called "Fennec" and was released already on the Nokia, with upcoming releases for Windows Mobile and Android.
What you are viewing right now is the port of Fennec from the Nokia... so yeah, you are right. Mozilla IS working on it.
winmo is gone, the focus right now is on android solely