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.
Joe Hewitt, the brains behind the Facebook application for the Apple iPhone has quit further development of the application.
“Time for me to try something new. I’ve handed the Facebook iPhone app off to another engineer, and I’m onto a new project. My decision to stop iPhone development has had everything to do with Apple’s policies.” – Joe Hewitt Continue reading “iPhone Facebook Developer Quits!”
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.
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.