Will we see Firefox mobile beta for Android this month?

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

With multiple options on the Android market for browsers already filling up we will soon see another addition! Firefox beta is schedualed to be “available through the market laker this month”. Firefox has been releasing Alphas and a couple of betas of the browser for a little bit now via their twitter and their website.  I have played with some of the early Alphas but once this hits beta I’m going to have to give it another shot! Anyone out there using one of the betas now? Anyone using Firefox on their home computer and can’t wait to see it officially in the market? Drop us a comment below and tell us your thoughts or what mobile browser you prefer.

We’ve been following the journey of Firefox Mobile on Android since its “Fennec” days and keep wondering when it might see a build spicy enough for the Android Market.  According to Matt Brubeck, one of the Firefox Engineers, the time is near as a new beta release should be available some time in December and will be downloadable through the market.  In response to some poor AT&T customer who is unable to install 3rd party apps, Matt mentioned the following…

If it is, then you might be able to use the Android developer tool “adb” to install Firefox on your phone (search the web for instructions), or you can wait for our next beta release which should be available through the Market later this month.

Is everyone ready for an official Firefox?  We’ve been through how many alphas, betas and test builds now?  Can it compete with Dolphin, xScope and the rest of those well-established browser options?

Cheers Manny!

Source: Droid-Life


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