Final version of Firefox for Mobile Released

By | February 2, 2010 | 11 Comments

This is it, ladies and gentlemen. The stable version of Fennec (or just Firefox Mobile) web browser for Maemo platform has been released.

As for today, it’s recommended for Nokia N900 users only, although N810 and N800 device owners can try it as well.



One of the key features in Fennec is extensions support, which heavily influenced Firefox for desktop popularity as well. Mobile version currently has over 40+ extensions to choose from, and more to come in near future.

Just like some of Firefox Mobile competitors, this web browser also includes tabs, touch support, data synch (Weave add-on) and other, widely used features.

For more details, be sure to visit features page and/or home page.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.

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  • Morbus

    Will this sucker ever run on java?

    • http://www.pneumatig.com.pl pneumatyka

      I wouldn’t expect this.

      I wonder how fast it is, and do they provide some sort of website compression ??

  • Foo

    In related news, there are updates on Firefox for Android.

    • nvm

      Yeah, “soon” (read: 5-10 years) you can browse even slower than the built-in WebKit browser!

  • seg4gal

    wot and wot makes firefox beta? coz 4me, i want dis app 2 ve costume server like opera 4.2 or 5 beta 2.

  • nvm

    Thanks, but I’ll stick to WebKit browsers on mobile.

    And after all these years of false starts, denial, and fruitless attempts, all they can manage to do is to release a version for a single phone? Color me unimpressed.

    • nobody

      or maybe they know where the profits are?

      symbian? no

      winMo? not yet, but unless MS does something great, this system is dead

      iphone? no, apple wont let anyone

      android? yes, oh yes babe. this thing grows.

      so maybe this is why they’ve concentrated on the most important system.

      feature phones, non-touch, with 100*100 resolution are not important, albeit numerous. smartphones, or normal phones, are. these phones generate massive data traffic, these are most important for both operaors and content providers.

      and this is why mozilla is on android, and opera only talks about it.

      not that this matters anyway, as webkit will remove both opera and firefox from mobiles in a year or two. google and apple will see to that.

      • nvm

        Android already has a superior browser engine to Gecko: WebKit

        Who needs Gecko bloat when they have WebKit excellence? You can even get different UIs for the Android browsers, like the Dolphin browser.

        Mozilla isn’t on Android. They are “working on it”, just like they were “working on” Minimo six years ago for Windows Mobile. LOL.

      • cousin333

        and this is why mozilla is on android, and opera only talks about it.

        Mozilla is not on Android. It is still Maemo only.

        Opera is on Andoid for a while. Though not available to end users, only for OEMs and operators: http://www.opera.com/press/video/mobile_10_beta_ui/

  • Somebody

    A beta for opera mobile on Android is apparantly ready and will be shown at MWC in Barcelona.
    Also, they are going to show a beta of opera mini for Iphone :) .

    Hope they release a public version soon.

    http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2010/02/10/

  • http://www.raptor007.com/ Raptor007

    It’s done?? Make an iPhone build and throw it up on Cydia, please! :¬)