Tag Archives: Firefox for mobile

Firefox for Android getting started tutorial

The new Firefox for Android has all the functionality of the XUL implementation with tons more speed and support for Flash. In addition, the UI has been redesigned to streamline the menus and put them all in one place. On gingerbread, you’ll find them in the hardware menu key. This tutorial shows the app on ice cream sandwich, with the menu in the upper-right.

This tutorial was created with androidscreencast.jnlp, so the jerk and gradients are due to the frame-rate of the screencast. Get the awesomely smooth experience on your Android 2.2 device when it hits the Google Play store later this month.

Firefox for Android demo screencast

Firefox for Android has a speedy new front-end that we’ve been documenting on SUMO in preparation for the Firefox 14 release of the nativeUI to Google Play sometime this month. In this screencast, I show how Firefox on Android 4.0 renders WebGL and HTML5 pages with a bunch of fun interactive games, videos and animations that I control by touching or tilting the screen of my Samsung galaxy nexus.

This screencast was created with androidscreencast.jnlp so the frame-rate adds some jerk and gradients. You can have the buttery smooth experience after you install the new beta on your Android 2.2 device later this month.

Many of the demonstrations included are from Mozilla Developer Demo Studio.