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Firefox 4 for Android and Firefox Mobile for Computer

Mozilla has just released Firefox 4 for Android or Nokia N900 (Maemo) which is available for download at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/mobile/download/ and on the Android Market.

Have a look at the video below to see the main features of Firefox 4 Mobile such as multiple tabs, full screen browsing (no menu),  panning and zooming, firefox sync to synchronize all your devices,  spam filters, add-ons, personas and more.

If you do not have an Android device or Nokia N900, you can still test if your mobile website works fine as Mozilla also provides Firefox for mobile to your desktop computer  for Windows, MAC OS X and Linux.

I’ve try it for Windows XP. There is no installer, after you download the file, simply extract the files in C:\Program Files for example, and then run C:\Program Files\fennec\fennec.exe to start Firefox 4 Mobile on your computer, it will open a 480×800 Window. Fennec is the codename for Firefox 4 Mobile.

Firefox 4 Mobile on Desktop Computer

Firefox 4 Mobile Home and Settings

Zooming can be done by double clicking and using the scrolling wheel of the mouse, and panning can be done with left-click and hold.

Currently, it appears websites won’t recognize the browser as a mobile browser, so it won’t automatically switch to the mobile website and you’ll have to enter the mobile URL such as http://m.yahoo.com or http://m.youtube.com.

Mobile websites render on Firefox 4 for Android / Nokia N900

Yahoo Mobile and Youtube Mobile rendered on Fennec

  1. haimob
    April 25th, 2011 at 12:53 | #1

    Can i read history of moliza firefox for Android?

  2. April 25th, 2011 at 13:06 | #2

    @ haimob
    You may want to read Firefox Mobile Entry on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_for_mobile

  3. haimob
    April 25th, 2011 at 16:23 | #3

    @ cnxsoft
    Oh, not this history. I want to talk about reading web cache, web history… read urls that firefox for android loaded.
    Sample code to read android default browser history:
    Cursor mCur = this.managedQuery(Browser.BOOKMARKS_URI,
    Browser.HISTORY_PROJECTION, null, null, null);
    if (mCur.moveToFirst() && mCur.getCount() > 0) {
    while (mCur.isAfterLast() == false) {
    Log.v(“titleIdx”, mCur
    Log.v(“urlIdx”, mCur

    Thanks you very much!

  4. April 25th, 2011 at 22:00 | #4

    @ haimob
    Sorry, I misunderstood your question.
    I don’t know the answer to that one. You’d probably have a better chance asking on Mozilla dev mailings such as https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-apps-firefox.

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