Mozilla Releases Alpha of Fennec for Android and Nokia N900
Mozilla today announced the availability of an alpha version of its Fennec mobile browser for the Android platform and for the Nokia N900 (which runs Maemo Linux). Mozilla says this latest version of Fennec makes use of new features — "Electrolysis" and "Layers" — to improve the user experience and make transitioning from the desktop version of Firefox to mobile Fennec more seamless. The Electrolysis technology allows the browser interface to run in a separate process from the one rendering Web content. This means the browser can react faster to user input. The Layers technology will be added to the beta release of Fennec, and Mozilla claims that it will help with the user experience of Fennec by improving actions such as scrolling. The alpha of Fenned for Android and the N900 is a free download.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Alpha, an Android smartphone that breaks ties with Samsung's plastic past and introduces metal. The Galaxy Alpha has a metallic frame forming the four outer edges of the device, which has a glass front and textured plastic back panel.
Mozilla always takes a long time.
Especially if you want to get it right.
You think this stuff is 'magic'?