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Mozilla Fennec 2.0 Alpha Coming Soon, Beta This Fall

Douglas Carter
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According to IntoMobile, Mozilla Fennec 2, the mobile version of Firefox, will be released soon for both MeeGo and Android, based on some updates shared by Matt Brubeck, a member of the team working on Fennec. We've been watching Fennec for a while, and they seem to be making some major progress, with plans for multitouch gestures and many other interesting features.

Phandroid adds that "the latest nightly Fennec builds – while still rough in a few places – is otherwise completely usable."

IntoMobile writes that "the release is destined for both MeeGo and Android mobile operating systems with a beta for Android due this fall."

The new version includes, according to AndroidGuys, "Firefox sync, Find-In-Page, link sharing, autofilling using information from your address book, and multi-touch gestures (alongside the already implemented pinch-to-zoom). In other words its shaping up to become a lot better!"

I'm a Firefox user, and back whe I first read about the project, I would've installed it, but my phonewasn't up to the task. I've had a much more powerful phone as of late, and I am certainly tempted to download the browser and give it a try (the large file size makes it a hard choice), even in this early stage.

IntoMobile makes a fairly controversial statement, asserting that "all the “technology leaders”, or “early adopters”, or whatever [insert obnoxious wanking gesture] marketing term you use to describe people who use the internet for more than 40 hours a week, are all using Google Chrome."

I don't know about all of you, but I use Firefox, as well as at least one other co-worker of mine. My boss uses Safari, but isn't very pleased with (but he uses OS X, so there may be some beneftis of that.)

Other Sources: AndroidGuys, IntoMobile, Phandroid

Image from IntoMobile