There's no denying that Firefox 4 Mobile is a different kind of browser for Android, and it's come into its own with a wide variety of add-ons and a seamless sync-up with your desktop Firefox, right down to the tabs you had open. Mozilla highlights what's new in this video:
Lifehacker (automatic mobile version)
- Default - 2.293
- Firefox - 6.926
- Default - 3.260
- Firefox - 3.838
So maybe my Lifehacker load was a stray error, and maybe Firefox is catching up to the default browser. It still doesn't feel quite as instant, but I could see using it, if I was intrigued by a particular add-on or Sync features.
Firefox 4 Mobile Beta is a free download for Android devices only.
New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever [The Mozilla Blog]