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Firefox For Maemo RC3 Now Available, Flash Disabled!!

Thursday, 28 January 2010 18:38

Written by Apocalypso.

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n900_mozillaEarlier this morning the Mozilla has pushed out the third release candidate (RC3) of F of Firefox mobile and gets one step closer to deliver the final version of their mobile browser for Maemo-based devices.

According to Mozilla's dev team, they managed to fix several usability bugs that were found, as well as address a number of performance issues and fix several crash bugs based on your feedback.

They have also tuned a number of preferences and improved several algorithms to improve page load times and responsiveness as well as  sped up zooming and made our panning even better.

Also, to improve the overall user experience, support for plugins  is disabled by default (not to be confused with add-ons, which are supported).  The Adobe Flash plugin used on many sites degraded the performance of the browser to the point where it didn’t meet Mozilla's standards.

In case you want to enable our experimental plugin support, you will be able to manually via about:config, but do so at your own risk.  Developers are working on an add-on that will allow the user to have control of which sites to enable plugins for, as some sites, like YouTube, do work quite well.

If you’ve already got beta 5 installed on your Nokia N900 or N810, you will be receiving a software update shortly. Otherwise, if you’re viewing this on your device, you can get it for a test drive from here or you can visit Firefox.com/mobile to learn more and download it as well.

Firefox for Maemo RC2 is a pretty hot update that includes latest version of our layout engine, Gecko 1.9.2 RC1, which is the same version that the soon-to-be-released Firefox 3.6 RC1 uses and the most importantly corrects a critical performance issues on Nokia N900.

As usually, there is an unbranded Fennec desktop builds on Windows, Mac, and Linux so you can use these if you don’t have a Maemo device or to aid in addon-on development.






Firefox for Mobile 1.0 is built on the same browser engine as Firefox 3.6 for the desktop, the new mobile Firefox comes packed full of your favorite features like the Awesome Bar, Add-ons, Weave Sync and Location-Aware Browsing.

You'll see many of your favorite features for the desktop Firefox, now optimized for an exceptional mobile experience:

Easy Navigation to Web Content

  • Awesome Bar: The Smart Location Bar, or "Awesome Bar" is even more awesome on a mobile device. The Awesome Bar gets you to your Web destination with minimal typing, by intelligently searching the names, URLs and tags of the sites you visit, and takes into account how often and recently you visit them. With Weave Sync, the Awesome Bar will also search the Web history from Firefox on your PC
  • Easy access to many search engines: Type your search term right in the Awesome Bar to search Google. Or send your search to another search engine (Wikipedia, Amazon.com, Twitter) with one touch. Customize with the search engines of your choice.

Touch Interface Optimization

  • Touch-oriented UI: Firefox's touch-enabled interface allows you to swipe left to view your controls (bookmark, go backward and forward, access your browser tools, like Add-ons, preferences and downloads) and swipe right to view your open tabs
  • View without obstructions: The browser controls and Awesome Bar get stowed away when you reach your website so you can use the whole screen to view the site. Start to pan up or to the sides and your controls and Awesome Bar reappear
  • Quick zoom: Double tap on the screen to zoom in, double tap to zoom back out
  • One-touch bookmarking: Bookmark a Web site in one touch, along with the ability to tag it with a memorable term
  • Tabbed browsing: Thumbnails of your open tabs easily identify your open pages.

Seamless Synchronization

  • Weave Sync: Create a Weave Sync account on your PC and install the Weave Sync add-on on your mobile to synchronize your Firefox tabs, passwords, history and bookmarks between your PC and mobile
  • Less typing: Access Firefox for mobile’s Awesome Bar and visit any site you’ve ever been to, regardless of which computer you visited it on, with just a couple keystrokes
  • Don't start from scratch: Weave Sync brings along your saved passwords from your desktop, removing barriers to your favorite sites
  • Get up and go: Take your Firefox with you wherever you go. Surf the Web on your PC, get up and go, and have everything waiting for you on your phone -- even your open tabs.

A Personalized Experience

  • Add-ons: Firefox is the first mobile Web browser to support add-ons. You can discover and install useful extensions for your browser directly from your mobile device
  • Location-Aware Browsing: Be a local wherever you are. Get maps and info relevant to your location. Its all optional– Firefox doesn’t share your location without your permission– and is done with the utmost respect for your privacy.
  • Instant Web site ID ("Larry"): Tap on a site favicon for an instant identity overview
  • Password manager: Typing passwords on your phone is hard, so why do it more than you have to? Choose to remember site passwords and forget ever having to endure long and difficult typing
  • Popup blocker: Banish pop-ups from your surfing experience once and for all
  • Clear private data: As an extra security measure, you can clear all your private data via your Preferences
  • Customized security settings: Customize settings for passwords, cookies, loading images and installing add-ons for a fully empowered mobile browsing experience
  • Automated Update: Install upgrades directly to your device when you receive an automatic notification, or wait until you’re ready.

Productivity

  • Preferences pane: Go to your Preferences in one touch. From here, manage your plugins and security settings, as well as access your Downloads Manager and Add-ons Manager
  • Download manager: Download files seamlessly and securely. The manager shows your download progress and lets you search your files by name or the Web address where the download came from
  • Spell checker: Catch typos and misspellings in form fields.
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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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