Firefox 6 for Android Brings Awesome Screen, Developer APIs


Updates – you’ve gotta love them. I love them even more when they’re significant experience-changing updates. That’s why I got a bit excited this morning when I heard Firefox for Android (release) has gotten updated with the latest that the Mozilla team have been working on.

You’re getting a brand new look and features, the biggest of which for users being the “Awesome” screen which is sort of a mobile speed dial for the content you often browse.

For developers, you’ll get access to the “single touch events” API that’ll allow your users to interact with webpages as if it were an app. Swiping through photos, panning around a map and more are possible with the API. Considering I miss this sort of stuff from my desktop browsing experience, I welcome it with open arms. Find it in the Android market.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Reviews says flash isn’t supported, Ill pass.

    1. Past releases have also been unbearably slow.

  2. No flash = No chance

    1. That’s the only reason I haven’t given Firefox a chance. I don’t see a point in using a browser like this unless you have a problem with Flash, or your device doesn’t support it.

  3. No Flash = No Dice!

  4. Wow they are really getting ahead of themselves developing for Android 6 already…

  5. Still even though it can do Flash, it still boggles my mind that Firefox is available on Android and not Chrome, which i use daily on my PC.

    1. Um, the included browser is basically chrome-lite.

      1. Not even close! The Android browser is slow and clunky. I don’t know how any one uses it. The default browser should be more like opera mobile, just with webkit then it would be more like chrome.

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