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Firefox 4 Beta 2 Now Available For Android And Maemo

on November 5, 2010 – 4:37 pm4 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 2 has been released and you can download it in 10 languages on your Android or Maemo device. The new version comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements. The install size of Firefox Beta has been reduced by 60% (from around 43 MB to 17 MB). A new theme has been included in this version, that gives Firefox a fresh new look and the ability to easily share links with your friends from the Site Menu and the ability to undo closing a tab. Checkout the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

  • Reduced install size by 60% on Android
  • JavaScript performance is improved. Now 25% faster than stock browser on SunSpider
  • Page loads are now around 40% faster than in beta 1
  • Battery usage has been reduced
  • Fixed problems that would cause you to get a black screen when launching the app
  • Reduced memory footprint
  • Improved text spacing
  • Now localized in 10 languages
  • New theme
  • You can now undo closing a tab
  • The native Android sharing system is now used when you share a link
  • Desktop notifications are now supported
  • Finger friendly video controls
  • Content crashes will no longer take down the whole browser
  • Users will now be prompted to submit crash reports when the browser crashes
  • Beta tester tools for Android
  • Faster and more accurate multitouch zoom
  • Geolocation now works on Android

To download Firefox 4 Beta 2, head over to this page.

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  • jan

    it still sucks

    • James

      Agreed. Takes forever to load. Gets bogged down easily. Seems I’m always waiting on it (waiting for it to load the page, waiting for it to load, waiting to get to the side bars…)

  • sygys

    Virtual keyboard doesn’t work at all!

  • Giovanni

    it’s still crap as before. Actually I’ve been trying Firefox 4 Beta for PC and that sucks as well. Seems like they are getting worse and worse