Fennec Reaches Beta 1, Improves Performance, Enables Plug-Ins

By | March 19, 2009 | 2 Comments


The first beta version of Fennec (Firefox Mobile) has been released some time ago. During the Fennec Beta 1 development, team focused on performance and responsiveness improvements. New Firefox JavaScript engine which is called TraceMonkey is now a part of Fennec as well. As a result, browsing performance improved a lot.

For a complete list of changes, feel free to check “What’s New“ section in the following page. Here you will also find information on how to download Fennec Beta 1


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  • Foo

    Should increase the speed of the GUI too, given that JavaScript is used for dynamic XUL.
    Too bad my crappy Windows Mobile phone can’t handle WLAN properly and also refuses to upgrade the OS via LiveConnect (or whatever it’s called) :(

  • cousin333

    You don’t have to be angry:

    “This release is available for the OS2008 (“Maemo”) software platforms that runs on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablets. … Don’t have an N810? Don’t worry, you can still experiment with Fennec, provide feedback, write add-ons, and get involved by installing a version of Fennec for your desktop PC:”

    So it’s a version for a few only. (PC doesn’t count, it’s much faster than PDA-s)