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Firefox 4 For Android Launches

Firefox 4 For Android Launches

In the past, I've covered the progress of Mozilla's progress on developing an Android version of their popular Firefox browser, which they call Firefox 4 for Android. About a week ago, Mozilla released Firefox 4 for normal PC users and was quickly adopted by the internet community at large. To coincide with the launch of the normal client, Mozilla also released Firefox 4 for Android, finally becoming an official release.

Firefox 4 for Android is available now for download in the Android Market here. Some of its features include tabbed browsing, high customizability, as well as bookmark/ tab / history syncronization between the PC variant and the mobile variant.

Unfortunately for some users, it does not have Adobe Flash support. However, one of the strengths is that Mozilla claims Firefox 4 to be up to three times faster than the stock Android browser. In addition, it currently has support for more than 10 languages.

Check out the short introduction video of the browser below:

Check here to see if your device is supported.

Comments seem to indicate that the process seems to stay active in the background, hitting users some performance-wise. I've just downloaded it to give it a try, even thought I'm a convert from Firefox to Chrome. Sound off in the comments if you've tried it, and let us know how you like it.

Image from Engadget

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  • I find that while it improves in some ways over the stock browser, it doesn't really do everything I want from a browser.

    Normally I feel that I don't need my browser to be lightning fast because in most occasions for me, the internet is the determining factor regarding how fast a page loads. However, I feel that Firefox is noticeably faster than the stock browser right now as I browse the internet over Wi-Fi.

    It also has some interesting features that I wish the stock browser had, such as the "swipe left and right to see the toolbars." Maybe there will be some updates down the road that improve on the experience.

  • there is no exit button, nor a minimise button, which really sucks. And its also slow on my xperia x10. so dolphin browsers r preferable in my opinion.