Mozilla Updates Android Version of Firefox
Mozilla today announced updates both to its Android and desktop Firefox browsers. Android-based smartphones gain a number of bug fixes and a handful of new features, including a redesigned user interface, support for additional locales, performance improvements, and expanded Adobe Flash support. The browser performs faster, and is able to switch between desktop and mobile-optimized modes much easier thanks to a new toggle tool. The new version of Firefox now requires Android 2.2 and up, and for the first time is compatible with Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets, which gain many of the features ported to the smartphone version of Firefox earlier this year. The update is a free download from the Google Play Store.
Mozilla Releases Firefox to iOS Devices
Mozilla today made its Firefox browser available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Mozilla released a preview of the browser in New Zealand in September, but is now offering the Safari alternative to everyone.
Mozilla Testing Firefox Browser for iOS
Mozilla has released a public preview of its Firefox browser for iOS, though the preview is limited to New Zealand. Mozilla has long shied away from bringing Firefox to iOS, but given the popularity of iOS devices it reconsidered.
Opera Hopes New Android Browser Will Push Growth
Opera Software today announced a wholly refreshed version of Opera Mini for Android devices. Opera gave the browser a new user interface based on Material Design, which lends the browser a more native look and feel to Android devices.
Google Messenger Gains Desktop Widget
Google has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for Android devices and in so doing added a few new features. Messenger now has its own desktop widget for viewing conversations from Android home screen panels.
Mozilla to Douse Firefox OS and Stamp Out Phone Biz
Mozilla today said it will cease to develop Firefox OS and discontinue sales of Firefox-based handsets. "Firefox OS proved the flexibility of the web, scaling from low-end smartphones all the way up to HD TVs," said Mozilla in a statement provided to TechCrunch.
Anybody have any experience with mobile Firefox?