Excited about finally having Firefox running on your Android phone? Not so fast - Firefox for Android, codenamed Fennec, is still in early alpha stages. However, an alpha build released a few weeks ago has given us a decent preview and instilled hope of a great browser to come.

After being quiet for some time, Stuart Parmenter and Vladimir Vukićević, Mozilla engineers, today announced that they had launched the Fennec nightly build system.

This means that every night the latest and greatest (or buggiest, depending on the day) Fennec build will be uploaded for everyone to see, test, and report bugs on. You will no longer have to wait for random leaks of new Fennec binaries.

To download the nightly build of Fennec, hit up this url: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/nightly/latest-mobile-trunk/fennec.apk.

Make sure you have enabled the option of installing applications from unknown sources on your phone (to do that, go to Settings > Applications, and check Unknown Sources.

Last time I tried the app, it crashed my HTC Hero before it could load. Hopefully, this experience will start to improve now.

Source: Stuart Parmenter