New Mozilla Fennec Mobile release for Android!

| August 27, 2010 | 11 Replies

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Well this is great news for those of us that dropped IE like a bad habit back in the 90′s. Mozilla has been rumored to be working on an Android version of Firefox called “Fennec”. Did you just get a little excited? Me too.

As most know, Mozilla makes one of the forefront internet browsers in the business, with hundreds of themes, add-ons, and customizations, not to mention being pretty snappy compared to Google’s own Chrome. Right now, Fennec just went into Alpha testing, but luckily a the Alpha .apk is now available.

Download link below , but again, be careful, as there is probably a few bugs kicking around. There’s no guarantee it’ll work perfectly, but so far it’s been pretty sweet for me. Give it a shot, let us know how it works for you.

You can download straight from your Android device just click here.

EDIT: UPDATE

from the mouth of Mozilla:

Firefox for Android is part of the Fennec project to bring the Firefox web browser to mobile devices. For more information about Fennec, see the Firefox Mobile web site.

  • Latest Version: Alpha 1
  • Optimized for: Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid (will eventually include more devices)
  • OS Requirements: Google Android 2.0 or higher
  • System Requirements: OpenGL ES2.0, 256 MB RAM, 30 MB app storage

ARMv7

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For Android devices with ARMv7 (Cortex, Snapdragon, Hummingbird) processors, like the Motorola Droid, HTC Desire, HTC Evo 4G, or Samsung Galaxy S. (See below for a longer list of phones.)

ARMv5/v6

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For devices with ARMv5 or ARMv6 processors, like the HTC Hero, Legend, Droid Eris, Wildfire, or Samsung Moment. (See below for a longer list of phones.)

Note: The ARMv5/v6 build is new and not widely tested. Many older Android phones do not have enough RAM or storage to run current Fennec builds. Fennec’s visual design is not yet optimized for lower-resolution displays (bug 590777).

For those having problems installing:

To install Fennec alpha:

The first Fenenc alpha for Android is now available. See the blog post and release notes for more information.

Important notes:

Check the system requirements. This alpha is available for ARMv7 devices only, and requires Android 2.0 or higher.

If you have installed a pre-release or nightly build of Fennec, you will need to uninstall it before installing the alpha release. This will erase your profile.

Enable installation of non-Market applications in the “Applications” section of the Android settings.
Go to Mozilla.com | Mobile in your phone’s browser, and press the “Download Alpha” button.

When the download completes, open it (in the notification bar or the browser’s download manager) and press the Install button.

source: wiki.mozilla.org

Article Written by:
Josh Kelly
Article Edited and Published by:
Blair West

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  • jreed2560 says:

    will not download on Droid X

  • Josh Kelly says:

    Link is fixed, try it now. If it doesn’t work, refresh the Mozilla site.

  • Josh Kelly says:

    Link is fixed, try it now. If it doesn’t work, refresh the Mozilla site.

  • Cincybearcatfan says:

    Doesn’t work at all Droid Incredible

  • Cincybearcatfan says:

    Doesn’t work at all Droid Incredible

  • Cincybearcatfan says:

    Doesn’t work at all Droid Incredible

  • Jason Thompson says:

    Hope they make the file smaller its a huge file.

  • Jason Thompson says:

    Hope they make the file smaller its a huge file.