Dec, 23 2010

firefox
For those of you who are into Firefox, Beta 3 has made its way into the public ready for Beta’ing. Quite a few changes and addtitions have made its way into this version, including:

Android

  • Improved support for Android keyboards, both hardware and on-screen
  • New Android-style menus
  • Fixed a bug in opening links from other apps
  • Support for uploading files
  • “Save as PDF” command in the site menu
  • Fixed rendering of Arabic and Farsi text (on devices with Arabic/Farsi fonts installed)

Firefox Sync

  • New UI for simpler setup
  • Support for custom Firefox Sync servers

Video

  • Full-screen open video
  • Improved audio performance

User interface

  • Copy/paste in URL bar
  • Search engines appear in the awesomescreen as you type
  • Browse recommended add-ons through the add-on manager

For developers

  • localStorage API
  • orientation events (new on Android)

Support

  • Crash reporting for crashes in web content

The option to Save as PDF is one that jumps off the paper at me, as well as some copy/paste upgrades.

If you’d like to see how this browser is coming along for yourself, direct your Android 2.X device to http://www.firefox.com/m. Bear in mind, this requires about 32MB of internal storage and another 12MB on your SD card.

[Full notes at Mozilla]