Fennec Shows Glimpse of Future Mobile Browsing

Mozilla released an updated version of Fennec, its mobile browser for Nokia’s N900 and Google Android devices. Along with improved JavaScript performance, the web client includes Firefox Sync so users can seamlessly have access to bookmarks, passwords and open tabs between the desktop and smartphone.

Fennec Shows Glimpse of Future Mobile Browsing

Mozilla released an updated version of Fennec, its mobile browser for Nokia’s N900 and Google Android devices. Along with improved JavaScript performance, the web client includes Firefox Sync so users can seamlessly have access to bookmarks, passwords and open tabs between the desktop and smartphone.

Mozilla Is Running Out of Mobile Options for Firefox

Mozilla is ceasing all work on Firefox for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 devices, as Microsoft doesn’t offer an NDK. That doesn’t leave many mobile platform choices for the Mozilla team. What does this say about open source in the mobile marketplace?

Firefox Mobile for Android in 2010 — for WinMo, Who Knows?

Firefox Mobile for Maemo arrived last month, but without many devices to take advantage of it, people are wondering which platform will be the next one to see Mozilla’s browser. Microsoft’s clean break with Windows Phone 7 just might push Mozilla to Android first.

Today in Mobile

Mozilla officially released the Maemo version of its mobile browser today, and Kevin over at jkOnTheRun is pretty impressed. The move is just the latest milestone in Mozilla’s oh-so-deliberate effort to take its popular browser to mobile, and a version for Windows Mobile devices is expected later this year. But Fennec isn’t compatible with the BlackBerry OS and Mozilla has no plans to build versions for either the iPhone (Apple would surely ban it anyway) or for Symbian handsets. So it looks more and more as if Fennec’s only hope for mass-market traction in the near future hinge on an Android version, which will hit the market later this year.

Firefox Mobile’s Secret Weapon: Browser Add-Ons

Firefox Mobile, aka Fennec, doesn’t exactly have an aggressive rollout strategy, but what’s already very cool about the browser is that it has add-ons from outside developers. Here are highlights from some of the 40 or so mobile add-ons already built.

Why Fennec’s Future Hinges on Android

Mozilla is putting the finishing touches on a final version of Fennec, a version of its Firefox browser for mobile phones. As Mozilla tries to play catch-up in the world of mobile browsers, Android devices will play a key role.