The browser still only works on devices sporting Android 2.0 or later and OpenGL ES 2.0 support, so the majority of us are out of luck. AndroidGuys added that Fennec "is a 10MB download that expands to over 31MB upon installation." Vladimir wrote about some important caveats for this pre-alpha release:
- 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.
AndroidCentral notes that they heard about the upcoming ability to "sync your history, bookmarks and even open tabs between your desktop and mobile browser." Does Mozilla's offering have you thinking about switching your browser? Let us know!
Image from Vladimir Vukićević