If you’re a fan of where Firefox Mobile (Fennec) on Android is headed, or you just wish the pre-alpha download was a little better, you’re in luck. Mozilla has started compiling and offering up nightly Android builds on its servers, which anyone can install and test out (make sure you’ve checked the box in settings to install from non-Market sources).
Android (2.0 and above): It’s a “pre-alpha build”, but Firefox Mobile, a.k.a. Fennec, is worth testing out on newer Android phones. It’s a pretty neat browser with a lot of potential, as shown in our screen captures.
The developers of Fennec, a.k.a. Firefox Mobile, have stated that support for add-ons will differentiate it from other mobile browsers. Much like Firefox’s desktop version, a preview build of reader favourite AdBlock Plus might ensure Fennec gets its proper due.
Yesterday we heard that an unknown something from Mozilla is headed to iPhones, but Firefox’s maker is being a bit more specific about Android: A mobile browser is in the works for the open-source phone.
Mozilla CEO John Lilly tells tech blogger Om Malik that the Firefox maker will “release an app to the iPhone App Store in the next few weeks” and that “it’ll surprise people”.
Is a full-fledged, add-on-powered mobile browser something you want for your phone? Jay Sullivan, Mozilla’s Vice President for mobile, works every day to make it happen. Read what Sullivan has to say about Fennec, iPhones, Android, and all things mobile.
Windows Mobile 6: Fennec, Firefox’s mobile browser, inches closer to a widespread beta with the release of an alpha tested on an HTC Touch Pro, but available for download on any Windows Mobile 6 device.