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All posts tagged "firefox mobile"


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Firefox Mobile For Windows Mobile On Hold

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 07:00 AM

http://blog.pavlov.net/2010/03/22/s...windows-mobile/

"While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won't be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don't know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold."

No real surprise here, it was just a matter of time. Microsoft's lockdown of development for WP7S was bound to drive a few developers away, at least until the platform had proved itself. In Mozilla's case, with native code off-limits, there wasn't much choice. While the IE browser on WP7S might be all it promises to be, having choices helps drive innovation and improvement. Here's hoping for an eventual return - Firefox Mobile was shaping up to be a contender.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Firefox Mobile Launching Soon

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 PM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8425906.stm

"The first mobile phone version of the popular web browser Firefox is "days away" from launch, the head of the project has told the BBC. The browser, codenamed Fennec, will initially be available for Nokia's N900 phone, followed by other handsets. It is currently going through final testing and could be released before the end of the year, said Jay Sullivan at Mozilla, the group behind Firefox."

Tabs? Add-ons? Desktop sync? Great stuff - if it works. The bad news is that the first release will be for Nokia's new Maemo OS, but WM and Android versions should also be available soon. After nearly two years of development, will Fennec live up to the potential of it's desktop cousin? We're about to find out.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Firefox Mobile Gets A Logo

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2009/1...sign-challenge/

"The results from the Mozilla Creative Collective's "Firefox Goes Mobile" design challenge are in, and I'm happy to announce that the winner is "Pocketfox", by Yaroslaff Chekunov. As the official emblem of the upcoming mobile version of Firefox, we'll be using this image as an avatar on social networking sites, on mozilla.com, on t-shirts and more. It makes a great addition to our portfolio of Firefox imagery!"

Somehow, hiding in a pocket isn't quite what I expected - but I'm not sure any of the runners-up were any better in capturing what Firefox could potentially bring to mobile browsing. At least, this has the advantage of simplicity. Agree, disagree? Sound off in the comments.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Mozilla's Firefox Mobile Expected in 2010

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 11:12 AM

http://www.unwiredview.com/2008/09/...coming-in-2010/

"Well the mobile browser world will likely be in for some serious churn now that Mozilla's Firefox, codenamed "Fennec", is throwing its hat into the ring. Mozilla's Tristan Nitot commented that not only is the mobile browser in the works, but that its expected to arrive for Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Linux. Though, the rub here is that we'll need to wait until sometime in 2010 to see this live, and honestly, we may have HTC handsets integrated into our minds well before then."

It amazes me that we have been hearing about a mobile Internet browser from Mozilla for years and the soonest it will be available will be 2010! By that time Opera and all the WebKit variants will have a strangle-hold on the mobile browsing market – at least on the Smartphone side of things. There might even be a sliver a hope that by 2010 Microsoft would have already released Windows Mobile 7 and be on the way to announcing Windows Mobile 8 which hopefully will have a new and improved browser. 2010 is a little late to be jumping into the mobile Internet ring in my opinion but who knows, there is still a chance they might come out with something incredibly awesome and do to the mobile world what they have done to the Desktop world.


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