The Mozilla Mobile Blog

News, notes and ramblings from the Mozilla Mobile Project.

Posts from March, 2011

New Recommended Add-on: Adblock Plus!

It’s finally here folks! The loved and highly acclaimed Adblock Plus for mobile!

Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web on your phone.

Watch this short video to lsee it in action. (The example takes place on a desktop, but the same can be achieved on your Android.) Enjoy!

Popular Mobile Add-ons for Firefox

There are tons of great new innovations in our growing mobile add-ons gallery. We took a handful of our most popular so you could see their features and functionality. Search for and install any of these add-ons from the Add-ons Manager in Firefox for mobile and give ‘em a try! Developers: build a compatible mobile add-on for Firefox so we can showcase your add-on as well!

The mobile add-ons featured in this video are: Personas, Phony, Twitter Bar, Home Links and Tapsure. Enjoy!

Mozilla Firefox 4 Release Candidate for Android and Maemo Now Available

Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo is now available as a release candidate in more than 10 languages from the Android Market and for download on your Maemo device.

This release offers faster scrolling, better responsiveness with Firefox Sync and improves the overall user experience of Firefox. Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo brings the performance and customization of Firefox to mobile devices with features like Firefox Sync, Awesome Screen, tabbed browsing and Firefox Add-ons, to create a personalized and effortless mobile browsing experience.

Watch this video to see what’s new in Firefox for Android and Maemo:

We are working closely with Firefox Add-ons developers to ensure their add-ons are ready for users to customize the features, look and functionality of Firefox 4. For more information on how to create or update add-ons to be compatible with Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo, please read this blog post.

We build Firefox with help from our contributors and beta testers. Please help test the release candidate and provide feedback to prepare Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo for a final release.

For more information:

  • Give feedback – Tap on Give Feedback on the Firefox 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.
  • List of supported devices

Mobile Add-on Developers: Get Compatible & Earn a Shirt

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Mozilla mobile project and submitted a mobile add-on for Firefox. Make sure you add-on is compatible with our upcoming final release of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo! For more information about building and maintaining mobile add-ons for  Firefox, please see the Mobile Extensions Wiki.

Thanks to you, users continue to comment on how powerful mobile add-ons have been to their browsing  experience. Firefox continues to be in the top 25 free productivity apps in the Android Market and we’re only in beta!

As we move closer to releasing Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo, we’d like to ask everyone at this time to make their add-on compatible for Firefox 4 final release. We’d like your add-ons to get the exposure and recognition they deserve by making them available for users to install.

What’s more, if you submit a Firefox 4-compatible mobile add-on by Monday, March 28, we’ll send you a Mozilla Firefox T-shirt! Simply submit your add-on by 23:59 PST, email us at fx4-compatibility AT mozilla DOT com, with “Mobile Add-on” in the subject line, a link to your mobile add-on, your address, your t-shirt size and we’ll  reach out to you to organize the delivery of your t-shirt.

For more information about building and maintaining mobile add-ons for  Firefox, please see the Mobile Extensions Wiki.

Firefox for mobile is on the move!

We’re going mobile…and heading down to the Lone Star state!  That’s right, Firefox for mobile will be cruising around SXSW Interactive March 11-15, and we have some sweet treats in store for you. Now, all you have to do is find us! If you happen to be in the Austin area, follow us @mozmobile to learn our location each night, check-in, and earn some goodies…like The Mozilla Chilla, or the FoxByFoxCream, for instance. (What could it be?) If you aren’t in the area, follow us anyway and get the latest and greatest news and info about Firefox for mobile!