Firefox for Maemo Beta 5 Released

The Mozilla mobile team has released Firefox for Maemo beta 5. This release is available for the Maemo OS2008 and Maemo 5 software platforms running on the Nokia N810 and N900 Internet Tablets.  If you’re viewing this on an N810 or N900, install Firefox for Maemo beta 5.

This release brings noticeable improvements to the user experience and UI of the browser. Specifically you’ll see:

  • Firefox official branding, with Firefox name and logo
  • Support for multiple locales, currently including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Russian
  • Flash sites such as YouTube now work
  • The viewport meta tag is now supported by Firefox on mobile sites using it
  • New form assistant to make filling in forms easier
  • Improved panning and zooming performance and behavior
  • Numerous other bugs and polish issues addressed

These improvements build upon the features set of previous releases.You can find more information by reading the Firefox for Maemo beta 5 Release Notes.  Be sure to check out the new Firefox for mobile page that includes ways to stay connected to the Project, information for developers, and a video discussing the user interface, features and vision of Firefox for mobile.

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