Mozilla's Vladimir Vuki?evi? has announced the pre-alpha release of Fennec for Android. Fennec is the codeword for mobile Firefox builds. Vuki?evi? points out this is basically a debug release to get feedback from developers.
The release comes with these caveats:
- It‚Äôs only been tested on the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One.
- It will likely not nerf your phone, but bugs might cause your phone to stop responding, requiring a reboot.
- Memory usage isn't great, it's a debug build; not a lot of optimization yet. This may cause problems with large pages on low memory devices like the Droid.
- The app will exit and relaunch on first start, as well as on add-on installs; this is a quirk of our install process, and we're working to get rid of it.
- You can't open links from other apps using Fennec; next build.
- It requires Android 2.0 or above, and likely an OpenGL ES 2.0 capable device.
- This build must be installed to internal memory, not to a SD card.
- There is an experimental version of Weave that is compatible with this build
Now that Fennec is finally arriving for the Android we have to wonder if an iPhone port is far behind, especially as Apple has now allowed Opera‚Äôs browser.
Not yet available on the Android Market, you have to download it from here.
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