New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever

Mozilla

232

We are excited to release the latest Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo. You can get Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta from the Android Market to test on your Google Android device or go here to get Firefox 4 Beta on your Nokia Maemo device. This release is the fastest performing Firefox 4 Beta for mobile yet. You will notice faster start-up, page load times and responsiveness to panning and zooming. The Firefox Mobile Add-ons Gallery also offers more than 100 add-ons to customize the features, functionality and look of your Web experience.

You can watch this video to see some of the popular Firefox 4 Beta for mobile features in action.

In response to valuable feedback from the previous beta, this release greatly enhances performance. Our recent tests on JavaScript benchmarks show Firefox 4 Beta is faster than the stock Android browser; roughly three times faster on Kraken, about twice as fast on SunSpider and slightly faster on V8. Everything from start-up time and page load time to responsiveness and panning and zooming are snappy in this release. Other advancements in this release include increasing stability, reducing installation memory usage, improving readability with zooming, and fixing some keyboard issues.

Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo delivers the Firefox experience, complete with performance, customization and security users expect, to mobile devices. Firefox 4 Beta for mobile is built on the same technology platform as Firefox 4 for the desktop, optimized for browsing on a mobile device. It includes features like Firefox Sync, Add-ons and the Awesome Screen, to give users a personalized and effortless mobile browsing experience. Firefox Sync is integrated into Firefox 4 Beta to synchronize history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple computers and mobile devices, delivering one seamless Web experience with minimal typing.

The growing Mobile Add-ons Gallery offers more than 100 add-ons to customize the features, functionality and look of Firefox. Developers can now create mobile add-ons for Firefox that allow a user easily install and use that add-on without the need to restart their browser. With Firefox 4 Beta for mobile, developers can use the latest Web technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to build fast, powerful and beautiful mobile apps and add-ons that can reach millions of people. Firefox 4 Beta already has many useful mobile add-ons to choose from and we can’t wait to see what developers build next.

We were able to accomplish many great additions and improvements in this release thanks to the feedback from our beta testers. As we continue to work on adding features and enhancing performance, we need help from our beta testers to build the best Firefox.

  • Give feedback – Tap on Give Feedback on the Firefox for mobile Start page
  • Get Help – Ask a question and get answers with Firefox for mobile Support
  • See the release notes for a full list of features, updates and improvements included in this release.

232 responses

  1. Pingback from Tek News » Blog Archive » Linkpost | 2.2.2011 on ::

    […] New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever ? Reports indicate it may even be faster than the standard Android […]

  2. Pingback from What are fish that can live in a tank together? | Taking care of your pet on ::

    […] New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever | The … […]

  3. Pingback from Firefox 4 Mobile Beta 4 for Android – Fast, Stable , Nearly Complete | Wap Review on ::

    […] by Dennis BourniqueThe left menu displays thumbnails of your open tabsLast week Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 4 Mobile, Beta 4 for  Maemo and Android (release notes).  My current Android devices (HTC Sapphire and Motorola […]

  4. Pingback from Firefox 4 Mobile Beta 4 for Android – Fast, Stable, Nearly Complete | Mobile Beta Base on ::

    […] week Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 4 Mobile, Beta 4 for  Maemo and Android (release notes).  My current Android devices (HTC Sapphire and Motorola […]

  5. Pingback from What is the eastern conference finals for modern warfare 2? | on ::

    […] New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever | The … […]

  6. Pingback from Mozillin novi Firefox 4 beta za Android, manji, brži… | Srbodroid on ::

    […] Više o ovom apdejtu možete pogledati na zvaničnoj prezentaciji. […]

  7. Pingback from Linux Blog » Blog Archive » Firefox 4 pro mobily pravděpodobně v dubnu on ::

    […] dispozici i ve variantě pro mobilní zařízení (konkrétně pro Android a Maemo). Před pár dny vyšla v pořadí 4. betaverze, která mobilní variantu opět posouvá dopředu. Jak vývojáři uvádí, opět zapracovali na […]

  8. Pingback from Nueva Beta de Firefox 4 para Android y Maemo on ::

    […] para Sistemas Android y Maemo desde aquí. Para más información y asesoramiento, visita el blog oficial de Mozilla. 0 Comentarios | Etiquetas: , celulares, firefox 4 para android, firefox 4 para maemo, Internet, […]

  9. Pingback from New Look Firefox Portable Edition 4.0 Beta: Download Firefox 4 Beta. « Pragnesh Patel's Blog on ::

    […] has just rolled out Beta 4 of its Firefox browser for Maemo and Android devices. Beta 4 promises to be noticeably faster, […]

  10. Pingback from Browsery.cz » Mobilní Firefox 4 by mohl přijít v dubnu on ::

    […] Podporovat bude dle plánu Android a Maemo. Před několika dny se objevila v pořadí již čtvrtá betaverze. Mnoho změn se odehrálo pod pomyslnou kapotou a jejich výsledkem je vyšší výkon, snížené […]

  11. Pingback from Sidste chance for at teste Firefox 4 Beta « MozillaDanmarks blog on ::

    […] mobile udgave af Firefox 4 er blevet lidt hurtigere end sidst, og har nu overhalet den indbyggede browser i Android på […]

  12. Pingback from فایرفاکس 4 بتا برای کاربران Android و Maemo آماده دریافت | مجله اينترنتی گويا آی‌تی on ::

    […] بلاگ موزیلا اعلام کرد که کاربران تلفن های همراه که از گوشی هایشان از Android و Maemo استفاده میکند قادر خواهند بود از نسخه بتا فایرفاکس ۴ استفاده کنند . […]

  13. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark | GoPDA Windows Mobile(Windows Phone) Android iPhone Blog on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  14. Pingback from Browsery.cz » Linuxové a open source prohlížeče v únoru 2011 on ::

    […] dubnu. Podporovat bude dle plánu Android a Maemo. Před několika dny se objevila v pořadí již čtvrtá betaverze. Mnoho změn se odehrálo pod pomyslnou kapotou a jejich výsledkem je vyšší výkon, snížené […]

  15. Pingback from Mozilla выпустила Firefox 4 beta 4 для Android и Maemo | Мобильные новости мира on ::

    […] об использовании новых возможностей, можно найти в записи блога Mozilla и в примечаниях к выпуску. Пользователи […]

  16. Pingback from فایرفاکس ۴ بتا برای کاربران Android و Maemo آماده دریافت on ::

    […] بلاگ موزیلا اعلام کرد Ú©Ù‡ کاربران تلÙ�Ù† های همراه Ú©Ù‡ از گوشی هایشان از Android Ùˆ Maemo استÙ�اده میکند قادر خواهند بود از نسخه بتا Ù�ایرÙ�اکس Û´ استÙ�اده کنند . […]

  17. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark | Hostgator Discount on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  18. Pingback from #1 New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark | How To And Tips Today on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  19. Pingback from New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever | The … | Write A Blog on ::

    […] Tip To: Filter by Dates & Max Items original copy This entry was posted in Articles. Bookmark the permalink. ← NHL Draft Blog – ESPN […]

  20. Pingback from Android Mobile Ad – New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark on ::

    […] can release announcement. yangjian – About the […]

  21. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark : firefox-4 on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  22. Pingback from Your Gadget Stay Tune > New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  23. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  24. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark | ArticlesZA-UK.com on ::

    […] through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement.Buy cheap laptop battery please visit http://www.batterylaptops.co.ukArticle from articlesbase.com […]

  25. Pingback from Firefox Official Site | Best Software Download on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  26. Pingback from InTech-BB » Firefox 4 Beta For Android Devices, Faster Than Android Built-in Browser [Download] on ::

    […] Well, you can read more detailed coverage of this beta release from the makers themselves on their official Mozilla blog (here). […]

  27. Pingback from Firefox 4 Beta 4 for HTC Wildfire / Desire HD | Z / Legend on ::

    […] and optimizations for a better experience.We can download Firefox 4 Beta 4 from here.More info | Mozilla This entry was posted in Android Applications and tagged Android, Desire HD, Desire Z, Firefox, […]

  28. Pingback from New Firefox for Android is Fastest Version Yet, Now Offers Over 200+ Add-ons | Droid X2 Life: A Droid X2 Community Blog - All about Android and the DROID X2 lineup of phones, Rooting, Apps, Reviews and Videos. on ::

    […] Mozilla Blog // This entry was posted in Apps and tagged Firefox Sync. Bookmark the permalink. ← […]

  29. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark | Looking for BEST VIDEO PLAYER ANDROID? Yes, BEST VIDEO PLAYER ANDROID. It's all here! on ::

    […] Users can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It’s also available directly through the Android Market. For more information about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  30. Pingback from New Android Firefox beta beats default browser in JS benchmark on ::

    […] Customers can download the latest beta for Android or Maemo from Mozilla’s official mobile site. It is also obtainable directly through the Android Market place. For a lot more data about the beta, you can refer to Mozilla’s release announcement. […]

  31. Pingback from The new Firefox for Android is faster and brings over 200+ add-ons (video) on ::

    […] [Via blog.mozilla] […]

  32. Pingback from New Firefox Nightly and Aurora logos unearthed, and how to enable channel switching | Workout Routines To Build Muscle on ::

    […] Server 2011 released to manufacturersNeue Logos für Firefox Nightly und Aurora – Sören HentzschelNew Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever var analyticsFileTypes = ['']; var analyticsEventTracking = 'enabled'; var _gaq = _gaq || []; […]

More comments: 1 3 4 5