In effort to bring Firefox to mobile devices, Firefox developer team has reached another milestone by released its Firefox for Nokia’s phones which run on Maemo platform, such as Nokia N900, and also available on Nokia N810 and N800 Internet Tablets, but not recommended. The Firefox for mobile is built on the same engine as the desktop Firefox 3.6 and is packed full of familiar features. According to Mozilla, Firefox is the most modern mobile web browser available and is being optimized for improved mobile experience. Besides, it is the first mobile web browser to support add-ons features.
Firefox for mobile includes the following features:
- Awesome Bar – Go to your favorite sites in just a couple of keystrokes with intelligent and personalized searching.
- Weave Sync – Sync your Firefox tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords between your desktop and mobile device for a seamless browsing experience.
- Add-ons – Customize your Firefox by adding small pieces of functionality like games and news readers.
- Location-Aware Browsing – Get maps and information which relevant to your location.
- Tabbed browsing – View open tabs as thumbnails to easily identify and select the Web page you’d like to go to next.
- Safe Browsing – Get an Instant Web Site ID and easily access and edit security settings.
- Available in more than 30 languages.
The Firefox for mobile is now available for free download on the Nokia N900 by visiting firefox.com/m. For those who interested to download Firefox for mobile to their PC in order to test, provide feedback and build add-ons, just head to the following URL to access official Firefox for mobile download.
Windows – http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/1.0rc3/fennec-1.0rc3.en-US.win32.zip
Mac OS X – http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/1.0rc3/fennec-1.0rc3.en-US.mac.dmg
Linux – http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/1.0rc3/fennec-1.0rc3.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2