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Firefox 4 BETA for Android

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Section Twelve, Oct 7, 2010.

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    Love it on my PC but I'm going to wait on the mobile one until some others try it out.
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    slow as hell
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    That's a bummer.
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    It tries to run, real hard, on a D1 with miui running on top of ss4.8 but it just vanishes with no error and I end up back at the desktop. 3 tries, same result. Thanks for the link though!
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    Firefox 4 for mobile goes beta on Android and Maemo

    By Chris Ziegler [​IMG] posted Oct 7th 2010 9:40PM

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    After a healthy alpha (and pre-alpha) period, Mozilla is taking the mobile version of Firefox 4 to beta on Android and Maemo this week, promising improvements in stability, performance, and functionality. Actually, this represents a shift in branding for Maemo, where Firefox 1.1 has already been gold for some time -- but odds are good you're going to want to upgrade in any event, since this new version nets you the so-called Layers framework that aims to improve scrolling and zooming responsiveness. As you might expect, you get built-in Firefox Sync -- basically making this a superset of Firefox Home -- and support for HTML5. Makes that ol' N900 look a little shinier, doesn't it? Follow the break for Mozilla's announcement video.


    Link to Video Here

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    Should be interesting!
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    Can't long-press/paste into text fields? Rather than use the native Android text fields, it seems they chose to re-invent the wheel. I understand it's a beta but choosing to redesign text fields signifies some pretty fundamental design flaws.

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    Yeah, I haven't installed it.

    Thanks for your input, though. :)
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    Still sucks on my D1. Incredibly large too. Makes no sense.

    Yup...Tapatalk'd
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    i just installed and played around with it for like 15 minutes and it sucks to me it even made me shut my phone down 3 times before i uninstalled it cause it froze my phone to where i couldnt even do anything..i had to take the battery out to get it to cut off it was also very very slow loading pages and not wnough options to mess with....will reinstall when something is fone to improve this
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    Merged similar thread into here.
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    uninstalled also froze my phone to where i had to pull battery 3 diff times slow also
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    well they just joined them haha
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    Lots of great feedback here, guys. Thanks for that.

    My hope is for this thread to get the word about the performance and issues with the beta out to the general Android public and then people can either report the issues to Mozilla, or just keep warning others to keep away until it's actually ready for prime time.
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    doh... musta beat me by 2 seconds:)
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    That Vulcan has a pretty quick draw. :D
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    We should put him and Hook at either end of the town and see who wins!
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    You could probably sell tickets to that. :)
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    Yeah, almost unusable on the D1, the install size is unchanged from the alpha, which I was hoping :(