Firefox Available for Android…Pre-Alpha

by admin April 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

There’s finally a version of Firefox available for Android phones…although it’s rough enough around the edges to be called “pre-alpha.”

The competition for Web browsers on Google’s Android platform seems to be heating up: although Opera Software’s Opera Mini has been available as an alternative to Android’s built-in WebKit-based browser since late last year, today a major new player might have turned up: Firefox. Mobile versions of Firefox have been known under the codename Fennec, and developer Vladimir Vukićević has just announced a “pre-alpha” version of Fennec for Android 2.0 devices. The build is very rough around the edges—Vukićević describes it as “pre-alpha”—but has advanced to the point where the developers feel it is ready for use by a wider audience.

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