Firefox RC3 For Maemo Released: Disables Flash

The Mozilla developers have announced the third release candidate of its mobile browser for Maemo. Firefox for Maemo, also known as Fennec, with the aim to improve overall responsiveness and page load time has disabled the plugin support. This also includes the disabling of Flash support on the software.

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No other phone comes close to Nokia N900 in the Browsing department , Speed Test Video inside

The Nokia N900 may be seen as an internet tablet with phone capabilities. The N900 has got the best browser on a mobile phone and we are not kidding. We used the N900 alongside the iPhone ,  OmniaHD  , a Blackberry and an Android device and our conclusion was that No Other phone can come close to N900 in the Browsing Department. All websites load and appear the same way it does on a desktop  including banking sites and airline sites  which are the most problematic.The screen is very responsive and there is kinetic scrolling, zooming. Javascript including AJAX,Flash work pretty well

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iPhone Facebook Developer Quits!


Joe Hewitt, the brains behind the Facebook application for the Apple iPhone has quit further development of the application.

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Firefox for Maemo Beta 4 caught running on Nokia N900


The inbuilt browser of Maemo powered Nokia N900 runs on the Mozilla Gecko engine. Now Firefox for Mobile a.k.a Fennec has been caught running on the Nokia N900.In this video  Jay Sullivan who is Mozilla’s VP of Mobile gives us a quick tour of Firefox for mobile (beta 4) running on Nokia’s N900.

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Mozilla Firefox for mobile phones soon

Looks like Opera software and other mobile broswer vendors might face some stiff competition with the entry of Mozilla Firefox into the mobile arena. APC carries a news story which says

Mozilla Foundation CEO Mitchell Baker has been thinking about it too, and looking at how Firefox can be ported to mobile platforms. “

A Mini Mozilla based variant is already available for Windows Mobile devices here MiniMo .

Opera Mini works great but it will always be good to see some innovation as Mobile Browsing is a tedious job.

via [apc]