As we've seen in the last few days, The Artist Formerly Known As Fennec has really been hitting its stride lately. Riding on this wave of improvement comes a shiny new Beta status, making Fennec now, officially, Firefox 4 For Android Beta.

We won't labour you with details, as many words have been written before about F4FA's arduous journey towards usability. Just get out there and download it.


You might also want to check out Mozilla's official blog post, and their little promotional video at the source link below. Sadly, our main man Matt Brubeck is not featured, but he's probably too busy making Fen*cough*Firefox 4 for Android Beta even better.


Firefox 4 For Android Beta

Source: Mozilla Blog

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • http://www.widgetslab.com/ deralaand

    So far...I have it installed on my Hero and I'm am greeted with a cool black screen labeled 'Firefox' and then it just disappears.
    Is it, by default, using some type of transparent skin?

    • Brian O’Toole

      Firefox does not work on ARM v6 processors like the one in your Hero, it is not powerful enough.

  • NYC_dave

    Impressive for a Beta app, and Firefox sync works fine. All my stuff synced over. A bit slow in rendering, not very menu settings. At least it lets me get to the full BBC site vs the mobile site on other browsers. Will it replace as my default browser, no, but i'll use it for BBC at least. :)

  • Soeren


    By typing in:


    in the adress bar in the built in browser, go to settings, then scroll all the way down, and choose UAString (User Agent), you'll have a few choices, depending on your Android version / ROM etc. Choose the "Desktop", then reload the page and the browser will render the page like it would in Firefox / Chrome etc.