I was about to ask why they didn't call it 'FlamePup' or something like that, but apparently the Fennec fox is the smallest of the species (or so says Wikipedia). So now you know.
The first mobile version of Firefox is days away from delivery, Mozilla project chiefs have told the BBC. Fennec will initially be ported to the Nokia's N900 phone, followed by releases for other handsets over an unspecified timescale. The open-source based mobile browser, which has been in development for the last 18 months, …
At last a potential competitor for Opera for Windows Mobile 6.5.... and a hopefully worthy replacement for the Internet Explorer too.
One suggestion to developers - not sure if its a WinMo thing or Opera/IE - but when I close the screen can it kill the process?
I just hope that the browser supports non-touchscreen phones as the last Opera release seems to only work for touch screen phones.
it's a WinMo thing, and there are already ways around it depending on the version of WinMo and your handset/operator. For example, I have an option on my HTC Touch HD to change the default behaviour of the close button to actually close the applcation (added by HTC's TouchFlo UI I believe).
Isn't 'the new one' still a beta??
Yes, it does hang, and I've found (on my touch HD on Orange) that the first time I go to any website I get a gateway error. Refreshing the link works and loads the page (without fail if I have signal) so it's defo a weird browser thing.
All a bit odd, but lets remember that 'Beta 2' bit - it's not final code yet.
Just a compile of Linux Firefox would probably run on N900 but it would be slow and the UI would seem clumsy on a smallish touchscreen device.
Hope the final version will be optified (installed under /opt), had to get rid of beta5 due to low disk space on /. It was slower than the version that comes with the phone too, guess that one is tweaked by Nokia?
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