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Fennec BETA 4 Brings Numerous Improvements And Better Support For Nokia N900

Wednesday, 07 October 2009 06:49

Written by Apocalypso.

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n900_fennecCouple of months ago, Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind Firefox, has rolled out first beta version of Fennec, the long awaited mobile version of the Firefox and now I'm glad to inform you that they have released a forth beta for Nokia’s Maemo based devices last night which bringing them one step closer to the final release.

Fennec 1.0 beta 4 further improves user experience, and brings numerous performance, speed, functionality and UI improvements.

Furthermore it offers an improved panning and zooming performance and behaviour, adds search providers from the site identity panel and ability to manage search providers from the Add-ons Manager .

There is an also simplified the Download Manager (removed searching and find file on disk), streamlined the bookmarking process, simplified the bookmark management, popup notification when background tabs open.

Bookmark list now displays the URL and tags associated with a bookmark , brings support for add-ons options in the Add-on Manager, support for updating add-ons and support for the HandheldFriendly meta-tag (support for the viewport meta-tag is coming)

In addition to the changes, there are plenty of bug fixes and enhancements going on under the hood.

Speaking of new things, Nokia released Maemo 5 and the very cool N900 device and they have spent some time making sure Fennec runs well on the N900. Some of the changes include adding task and close buttons to the Fennec URLbar when in fullscreen and making some theme changes to handle the default N900 themes.
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If viewing on your N900 or N810, install from here. In addition to Maemo build, you can also download desktop builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


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