Stable version of Firefox for Mobile released

Mozilla has been hard at work on Firefox for Mobile (aka Fennec). At the end of last week, a stable release was made public for Nokia's Maemo platform. Currently, the N900 is the only phone that the browser has been optimized for. The N810 and N800 Internet Tablet are also supported, but not recommended. Support for Android and Windows Mobile is currently in the works, and as of now, no support is planned for the iPhone, BlackBerry, or Symbian platforms.

Firefox for Mobile is the first mobile browser to support add-ons--the very thing that gave the desktop version of Firefox its rise to power. Currently, there are about 40 add-ons available, with more sure to come. The browser will have tabbed browsing and allows users to maximize their screen real estate by hiding controls off the screen. The controls can be accessed via Mozilla's unique browser navigation layout by dragging a website to the far left or right.

Weave Sync is also one of Firefox for Mobile's heavily touted features. It's an add-on that will synchronize user's tabs, history, bookmarks, and passwords across all of a user's installs of Firefox. This will free users from having their browser data compartmentalized, allowing them to browse worry-free on any of their mobile devices or computers with the same experience. Just like its desktop counterpart, the Awesome Bar is still there, along with location-aware browsing, custom security settings, and automated updates.

If you want to try out Firefox for Mobile on your computer, you can download an emulator from Mozilla's website. To download it onto your N900, visit firefox.com/m from your mobile browser.

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I would much prefer a Google Chrome mobile version for my BlackBerry. I only started using Chrome tonight on a couple of my PCs and I love it. A mobile version for BB would just be awesome.

Why not for jailbroken iPhones? There are lots of free and paid apps for jailbroken phones, so I don't see why Firefox would be an exception.

I know I'm gonna get slapped with a large smelly tuna fish and laughed at by all those Nx00, iPhone, Blackberry, HTC, etc users, but I'd LOOOOVE a java version for my SE g705

Glassed Silver:win

Of course it would work, I'm running it on a Diamond myself I don't think it would void your warranty since you don't need to flash a new rom or anything like that. Just put the Android OS on the Internal Storage and you're good to go...

No it's still buggy and slow as hell on WinMO... Opera 10 blows it away completely atm.. It's gonna be very hard for firefox to catch up on the Windows Mobile platform since there are so many good browsers for it already, both skyfire and Opera 10 are already on pair with the iPhone browser imo, if not even better...

As long as it comes to all other devices.

And LastPass and Xmarks are 2 of the available extensions. I can't wait!

I can't get over the fact how much crap the average Mozilla app scatters around Mac OS X. Support files and folders everywhere for just a single application.

Twisted Chaz said,
"For Mobile" is a bit misleading.
Should be "For 2 Nokia Models"

Can't wait for this to come out on Android though


LoL, not misleading. It's called "Firefox for Mobile." That's the official name.

SMELTN said,
Not coming to iPhone is horrible. I just downloaded idroid browser and I like it.

idroid browser??? I just checked Cydia and I see an idroid theme, but not an app.

This should be great, hopefully they will support other phones so everyone can enjoy this experience.

bdsams said,
no blackberry support!!!! :(

Disappointed as well, but Bolt Browser is pretty nice, especially compared to the junk that is the default BB browser.

I welcome this for the iPhone. Bing already has a better web experiecne on the iPhone than the built in Safari.

Very sleek interface. Add-ons seem to be interesting, hopefully that doesn't make the whole app complicated and buggy.

ccoltmanm said,
I welcome this for the iPhone. Bing already has a better web experiecne on the iPhone than the built in Safari.

Very sleek interface. Add-ons seem to be interesting, hopefully that doesn't make the whole app complicated and buggy.


It won't come to the iPhone, Apple won't allow it.