Fennec for Android Phones: Mozilla Launches Pre-alpha Build
Mobile Firefox which is also known as Fennec is already available for some devices like Nokia N900, but today Mozilla has released a pre-alpha build of fennec for android based mobiles.
Currently this dev version is tested on those android phones which run on android 2.0 like Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid.
Because this is an alpha release, so you should consider the following warnings, which are taken from vladimir’s blog, before you go to install it on your phone:
- We’ve only really tested this on the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One.
- It will likely not eat your phone, but bugs might cause your phone to stop responding, requiring a reboot.
- Memory usage of this build isn’t great — in many ways it’s a debug build, and we haven’t really done a lot of optimization yet. This could cause some problems with large pages, especially on low memory devices like the Droid.
- You’ll see the app 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; we should have this for the next build.
- This build requires Android 2.0 or above, and likely an OpenGL ES 2.0 capable device.
- Edit: This build must be installed to internal memory, not to a SD card.
Download Fennec for Android:
Here is the direct download link for pre-alpha version of Fennec, but you can also download it on your phone by entering this address bit.ly/fennec-android in you phone’s browser. You can also scan the following QR code to get direct download.