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Old 08-Oct-2010
Mozilla's Mobile Browser: Fennec

Firefox's mobile browser Fenec has been released for Nokia Maeo and Android. Fennec offers the following features: Add-ons Firefox lovers dig the extensions and add-on aspect of their browser, and Fennec promises to take that onto their mobiles.
Currently, however, you can only add Twitter, a URL typo checker, and a few security programs. Bookmarks
Save and manage your favourite sites.
Maximising Screen Space
Fennec is all about maximising your screen space. Once you start to scroll down a web page, the address bar disappears so you can see more of the page you're viewing.
Fennec: What's Missing
support for reordering tabs and multiple windows.
No support for Firefox (desktop version) extensions on Fennec.
Fennec 2.0 can be installed on many -- but not all -- smartphones running Google's Android operating system, said Mozilla, which posted a list that included the now-discontinued Nexus One; HTC's Desire, Droid Incredible, EVO 4G and Legend and Motorola's Droid 2 and Droid X .

Fennec: Specs
  • Much improved panning/scrolling performance
  • Improved start-up time
  • Revised theme
  • Support for running in full screen
  • Numerous bug fixes
  • Improved painting performance
  • Improved UI polish
  • Support for touch sensitive directional pad on HTC devices
  • Improved kinetic panning with directional locking
  • Ability to scroll frames
  • Improved zooming support
  • Support for multiple screen sizes
  • Easy navigation to Web content:
  • Smart URL bar ("awesome bar")
  • Tabbed browsing with thumbnail images
  • Integrated Web search - built into the URL bar
  • Easy access to multiple search engines
  • Built in error console Support for add-ons Web content:
  • Maximize content by auto-hiding controls and URL bar
  • Zoom in and out Security:
  • Instant Web site ID
  • Password manager
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data Devices services integration
  • Click on a phone number to initiate a call
  • Device location Also
  • Searchable download manager
  • Preferences pane
  • Add-ons manager, including ability to directly find and install add-ons
  • Fennec: System requirements
  • Windows Mobile device running Windows Mobile Professional 6.0 of greater.
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