It’s Official! Firefox Mobile

By | October 10, 2007 | 9 Comments

Firefox MobileAre you excited? It’s just been announced. There were a plenty of rumors regarding Firefox Mobile and now it’s official. Mozilla are developing Firefox for mobile phone which should be released till the end of this year. Like original Firefox it will be open-source software and that means a lot to developers and users as well. As for now there are still not many details known, Firefox Mobile will be able to run Firefox extensions on the mobile phone and the fact that many people already joined Mozilla in order to help build the best mobile web browser.

Should Opera Mini, Opera Mobile, iPhone Web Browser and Microsoft Deepfish developers be worried already?

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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 FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://www.hyperborea.org/journal/ Kelson

    Let’s see: Safari for iPhone is locked to, well, the iPhone, which doesn’t let you install third-party applications. And Opera Mini (and to an extent Deepfish) is aimed at low-end devices that can’t run a full browser. So I’d say that no, they don’t have anything to worry about.

    Opera Mobile, perhaps. Either way, we’re looking at a year or two out, because this initiative is tied to the Mozilla2 overhaul, which means it’ll be either contemporary with or after Firefox 4.

    Of course, that also means that the average phone, by the time this comes out, may be able to handle full browsers like Opera Mobile, so things like Deepfish and Opera Mini might be on their way out. It’s hard to say.

  • http://my.opera.com/kriko kriko

    @Kelson: The important thing that keeps me on opera is data compression, so I don’t think I’ll be using a “full” browser by that time, unless it will provide high data compression and keep my bills low.

  • http://my.opera.com/usability Eddie

    worry? no…the more browsers the better- less lock in and vendor specifics is better for all mobile users.

    That said, let’s not completely forget about Minimo- they already tried once.

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  • Nobody

    The iPhone can be made to install 3rd party applications. I have lots on mine, and would love to have an alternate browser to choose from. I am looking forward to this.

  • sad

    apple is afraid of the competition and therefore, just recently denied opera to offer an alternate browser. iPhone users only option, if, and when available is to jailbreak their iPhone (allow 3rd party apps) and install opera as opera is ready to be installed.

  • Semi

    Does anybody know how to get a iphone cracked?????

  • Zynchro

    Yeah.. Smash it against some hard rock.. And voilà, a cracked iPhone.. b(o_o)d

  • Kervin

    But apple blocking other Browsers or having a default pre-installed one, it is not the same as microsoft having ie pre-installed and trying to block other browsers?

    You should be open to install any program on you os, isn’t it? How can apple have the right to restrict any third party users!!

    They fear competition even more that Microsoft.