Mozilla releases Firefox for Android beta
- 16 May, 2012 07:19
Mozilla released a new beta version of its popular Firefox browser for Android on Tuesday.
Firefox for Android supports more than 70 devices running different versions of the operating system--from Android 2.2 ("Froyo") to Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"). The beta is only available for phones (not tablets), and in English at this time, but Mozilla plans to add support for tablets and other languages "soon."
New features in the beta version include:
- A redesigned user interface with a new "Awesome Screen"
- Significant performance enhancements, including improved startup and response times, graphics performance and panning and zooming, as well as hardware acceleration for better responsiveness from Web apps, games and photos
- Flash support
- A new start page with Top Sites
- Better text readability through font size inflation
- Plug-ins load by touch on default
- Updated minimum system requirements to improve performance for phones running Froyo
"We are always working on a beta here at Mozilla, but this one is special because we've done a lot of extra work to add features, improve performance and address things that make mobile browsing faster and easier," the browser maker wrote in a blog post announcing the new beta version.
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.
Five trends affecting legal CIOs
CIO Roundtable: The changing face of security
Bitcoin malware count soars as cryptocurrency value climbs
Bouncing Back From CIO Unemployment
Union slams latest fibre-to-premise trial in Tasmania
5 Ways To Be More Productive At Work
Think back to the last time all your employees were in the office, at their desks, on the same day. It’s no surprise that you might struggle, between travel and off-site meetings, remote staff, flexible schedules and sick days. In today's competitive business climate, organisations need to maintain productivity and connectedness with their staff, despite not always being onsite. In this whitepaper, we look at five ways you can improve productivity, no matter where employees are.
The Collaboration Paradox
In this whitepaper, we look at how new collaboration tools enable global executives to get more out of teams and make faster decisions. However, these teams feel restricted by outdated communication methods that lead to slower decision making and ultimately wasted time and money. Download to hear from the most enthusiastic adopters of collaboration tools and the benefits they have seen in their workplace.
Ensuring Online Business in Asia-Pacific
In an increasingly connected world, your company’s online presence is often the first - and sometimes the only – way that your customers and clients engage with you. In this whitepaper, we look at how companies can leverage the right technology and service to deliver a secure network infrastructure - from internal communication and record-keeping to product design and financial management.