Firefox is keeping their word on offering rapid releases for both their desktop, and mobile browser client. Even though it seems like they released version 15 just last week, yesterday Firefox 16 for Android was released to the wild. They've added a few new features, enhanced performance, and even added tons of security features to protect mobile users from malicious activities.
Firefox has taken to Twitter this evening to tease us that something "BIG" is coming to Android next week and that we should stay tuned. Obviously this is probably some new update or improvement to the Firefox web browser for Android. They didn't reveal anything in their teaser so it looks like we'll just have to wait and see.
Mozilla has just released another update to their popular browser for Android today. This was just released this afternoon and is actually the Firefox for Android beta. If you're using the standard release you'll want to check out the newest beta because of its redesigned user interface and more. Check out the details below.
Mozilla. Along with tons of improvements to overall stability and performance we have a faster and easier set up and sync, but Adobe's Flash Player is still missing.
has been pushed out. The Honeycomb-friendly UI will be familiar to anyone who's spent time in third-party Honeycomb app.
dropped support for the mobile version. But the convergence of Flash users and Firefox fans (including yours truly) should get a little joy out of the fact that Mozilla is going forward with its Flash support. So far the Android version of Firefox doesn't work with Flash, but you can head over to Mozilla's web page and download the latest "Aurora" alpha to give the just-added feature a try. Naturally the implementation is a little buggy, and it doesn't help that Firefox Mobile isn't a speed demon in the best of conditions. But it works, sort of, and if you live in Firefox and rely on that one extension or Sync's bookmarks, you're one step closer to a single browser solution. Flash is expected to be available for the full (Android Market) version of Firefox sometime in 2012. Android fans and Flash devs were livid when Adobe announced that they would end support as part of a restructuring. The last major update for the Android version is in the Market now, though Adobe has stated that they'll continue with periodic bug and stability updates. Adobe will begin shifting its mobile focus to HTML5 tools and AIR, while the desktop version of Flash is still - for the moment - in active development.
big changes fro the mobile version, including a native user interface and Flash integration - again, something that's available in the stock browser and others already. Interested testers can build themselves an early version of the app, but it'll be a few months before the rest of us can get our hands on a beta.
Mozilla blog they've announced what I've heard a few times being called "fennecomb". This is Firefox for Android honeycomb tablets folks.
Android Market. Just as a reminder the standard Firefox in the market is still on 5.0 and the beta app has been updated to 6.0 so you can keep your original should you run into problems. We love updates and Mozilla just keeps rolling them out. From once being a laggy and buggy terrible mobile browser Firefox is now one of the most popular and secure 3rd party browsers for Android.