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  1. w_bovine

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    Looks sweet. Anyone plan to use it, or wait till beta - official release?

    Mozilla.com | Mobile


    Edit: For those having problems installing:

    From the horses mouth - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android

    To install Fennec alpha:

    The first Fenenc alpha for Android is now available. See the blog post and release notes for more information.

    Important notes:

    Check the system requirements below. This alpha is available for ARMv7 devices only, and requires Android 2.0 or higher.

    If you have installed a pre-release or nightly build of Fennec, you will need to uninstall it before installing the alpha release. This will erase your profile.

    Enable installation of non-Market applications in the "Applications" section of the Android settings.
    Go to Mozilla.com | Mobile in your phone's browser, and press the "Download Alpha" button.

    When the download completes, open it (in the notification bar or the browser's download manager) and press the Install button.
     
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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I'm going to download it tomorrow (plans tonight) and see how it run, and if its stable it will definitely be my #1 browser!
     
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    I just hope this browser will support css stylesheets for skinning sites. No browser does this yet.
     
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    No apk?

    You cant download it from your phone?
     
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    Does't Work!!
     
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    It works but not great. Couldn't get it to run on last release so at least it's a step in the right direction.
     
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    How are you supposed to install that? When I click the link, it tries to download firefox.install and neither my Incredible (w/ Astro) nor my PC knows what to make of it.
     
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    I downloaded it right to the phone and it saved it as an .apk. I like Dolphin HD better, this seems cumbersome and weak, and it's slower than hell to load up and then start browsing. I'll be sticking with DHD for now it looks.
     
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    Installed it on my DroidX. All I get is a blank screen. Bummer! I'm a big fan of FireFox and have high hopes for this when it stabilizes.
     
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    Yeah...I installed it on my Vibrant...slow and clunky, and when I shift to landscape, it closes! Obviously it needs a lot of work yet.
     
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    I downloaded it to my phone, and when I installed it, I got a "low on space" error. Usually when that happens, and I delete the program that gave me the error, the error goes away. This time it did not, and I am screwed now. Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
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    Posted installing instructions in original post
     
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    It wasn't horrible on the captivate, but not ready for prime time and has nothing to recommend over the others including stock, dolphin, etc.
     
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    Wait for Froyo? That will open up your SD card for app space.

    Try uninstalling, then restarting. That usually fixed it for me when I got this message when I was still on Eclair.

    I know this isn't really a solution, but I'm not a developer, so I just do the typical Windows user thing. :)
     
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    Yes, Froyo. I have Skyraider 2.5.2. I will get the message when installing big apps quite frequently, but uninstalling them, deleting them, then restarting the phone always does the trick. This time, the error message is still there.

    I don't know what to do! :(

    OK I fixed it, get this: I wad trying everything, and nothing was working. So in desperation, I decided to redownload this .apk. This time, it actually let me install the app. Then, on top of the "low on space" error, I got some sort of low on space SMS error. So at this point, things were getting worse. Then, I moved the app to SD card, uninstalled it, and deleted the download. Problem solved! I don't know why this worked but it did. :)
     
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    Awesome! glad you could figure it out.
     
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    Huxley here.
    Been using android since spring. Current problem with phone is trying to install fennec. Message says 'out of space' even though i have 40 mb free. What should I do?
     
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    I also like Dolphin HD much better, actually i think i like everything but Opera better. Atleast this has Opera beat...
     
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    Caitlin, Katelyn (whatever) on the video sounds cute.
     
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    Unfortunately it doiesnt like my x.
     
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    Laggy, multi-touch is laggy as well, but it is alpha. It does have great potential, UI is interesting, and add-on support!
     
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    What am I even supposed to do with this

    Downloads as an .install file and renaming it to .apk does nothing.
     
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    yeah, I get the same thing, Download unsucessful
     

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