Firefox 4 Mobile Beta for Android and Maemo

By | October 8, 2010 | 31 Comments

Today is a good day for Android users; as yet another browser competitor enters the ring.

This time it’s Firefox 4, built on the very same technology platform as desktop web browser; however, with optimizations for mobile phones in mind.

Maemo users have also received a Firefox 4 Beta build to play with.


  • Pinch-to-zoom (Android), double-tap, or use the volume rocker (Nokia N900) to zoom in and out
  • Tabbed browsing in thumbnail view lets you easily see and open the site you want
  • Location-Aware Browsing gives you content and info relevant to your location
  • Find in Page in the Site Menu lets you quickly find text on the webpage
  • Share Page in the Site Menu lets you send content to email, Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader
  • Forget Password in the Site Menu tells a website you no longer trust to forget your private data
  • Add Search Engine in the Site Menu lets you quickly add a new search engine to your Awesome Screen
  • Context Menu lets you Open in New Tab and Share by long tapping and holding a link
  • Smart Tapping lets you tap on links, widgets and other Web content with accuracy
  • Password Manager lets you choose to remember site password to avoid typing

and more


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. That is some good news :)

  2. everybody says:

    WebM video? Sweet.
    Fireofox for Mobile? Not so much. It’s very slow and heavy even on high-end devices. :/ And there is no option to compress web pages. Seems like I will have to wait for Opera Mobile for Android.

  3. Ichan says:

    Took em fken long enough
    Mozilla are a close second to MS in regards of development.

    • Foo says:

      I see you’re full of fucking shit as usual. How exactly is taking your time getting things working comparable to Microsofts abandoning of a whole platform.

      • Ichann says:

        I am full of shit?
        And what platform would that be?
        I never made the connection between MS abandoning a project and Mozilla taking a long time (like MS to bring something to the light of day)
        What I just said was the truth. What is there to dispute. Fool

        • Foo says:

          And what other part of Microsoft’s development efforts is there that you would try to draw analogies to? You really should stop coming up with such bad excuses.

          • nvm says:

            Foo, stop being such a Firefox fanboy. It’s annoying.

          • Foo says:

            Oh, so you really can’t come up with any reasoning then? In the end you just start with personal attacks instead, as you usually do.

            Guess it’s too much of a mental challenge for you. I just sank down to your low level with this paragraph you say? Well, yes, probably. =P

          • nvm says:

            Your Firefox fanboyism is getting in the way of the fact that Chrome is killing Firefox, and Mozilla’s complete failure to create a decent mobile browser while Google did it with no problems whatsoever.

          • Foo says:

            By the by, how come you suddenly started talking about “Chrome” instead of Opera?

  4. Paulius says:

    I prefer Opera… Firefox is lame at the moment… IMO…

  5. Scorpion3003 says:

    What the hell does that have to do with the article? Your IMO Browser preference and calling Firefox lame has nothing to do with the mobile beta topic.

  6. Somebody says:

    Ok, Opera has just announced Opera Mobile for Android beta, which is coming in a month. It will have Hardware acceleration and Pinch to Zoom.
    Also, they have announced Opera 11 with extensions. Seems like nobody now has only Dragonfly left to criticize Opera :).

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