FireFox Beta Now Available

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    Firefox was once the best browser available for the PC world, now Chrome takes the cake, but you can still experience this on your device. Just yesterday Mozilla released the beta version of their long waiting browsers. I guess they have worked out the kinks and issues that were present in the alpha, and are now hoping you enjoy the experience. I am not entirely sure I will use this on my phone since its all about Delphine browser, but I am sure some of you will want it.

    Check out the market for it. It's Android 2.0+ By the way.

    News via: AC
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    Donwload, installed and tested. IT SUCKS! It is NO faster and NO smaller than the alpha builds before it. As a matter of fact I would actually say it is slower. Not to mention the pinch to zoom is horrible, focus is horrible and rendering is even more horrible. I would rather use Lynx than this turd of a browser.
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    Nice information but I think I will pass. I gave up on Firefox both for mobile and desktop.

    Xscope is my choice for mobile! Fast and easy.
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    I don't care for it, no built in flash, no built in youtube player, laggy start up :( dissappointed
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    soooooooooo sllllllloooooowwwwwwww
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    I tried to install it, but once it got to the 30MB mark, /data filled up and my phone started crashing. Droid is very limited on space, and I'm not going to be giving 30MB to a BROWSER.
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    I ran this on my Droid and it just crashed the phone to the point where I had to do a battery pull. Its off my phone.
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    I installed it just now, and now I will uninstall it. It's beta I know, but feels alpha. Has a long way to go yet. Xscope is the best.
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    Uninstall, slowed down my whole phone, redraw everytime coming out of it. very slow
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    I installed and was very excited to start using it.

    It froze the phone up on the first webpage load. Had to battery pull. I will be uninstalling.
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    Apparently Firefox still thinks that they're developing a Desktop browser here, because this thing is SLOW.

    Come on Mozilla. Either push out a quality product, or don't push one out at all.
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    makes you wonder how thorough the testing was for this app. IMO, Dolphin Browser IS the mobile version of FF.
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    Screwed phone up and 5min. later it rebooted itself. Uninstalled.


    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    just like others , it froze and and had to do a battery pull
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    I'm lost on why anyone needs this even if it works? It's a huge install, takes almost 2 minutes to open the first time, looks ugly and is now deleted :(
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    I'm pretty sure Dolphin still uses the Google Chrome browser engine, though; so in essence it's much closer to the stock browser than to Firefox. A true FF browser would use Mozilla. This is not a bad thing at all, however; as FF was never really designed for mobile use. Why reinvent the wheel? A nice front end like Dolphin coupled with the webkit-based Chrome browser engine makes for a nice browsing experience as it is.
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    I'm running this on a Droid 2, and it didn't freeze. But it's still a terrible browser. The first thing I did was go to Facebook and log in. Every time I pressed a key (using the physical keyboard) It would zoom in and out. It got extremely annoying. Pressing the menu key doesn't do anything except show the page's encryption. Pressing a key doesn't automatically start a search. When using the onscreen keyboard for searching, the search button is extremely small and has no text on it. And yes, it's slow.
    Uninstalled.
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    Ridiculously slow, all pages were unreadable, especially when zooming in. absolutely awful, and its not like there were any unique features to it, even if it did work.
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    Wow, I tend to not post negative comments, but this browser is horrible. They have a LOT of work to do to make this even halfway decent.