Beside the release of Firefox 4 final version, Mozilla has also released the RC version of Firefox for Android and Maemo on the Android Market. This release candidate come after many alpha and beta revisions. This RC version has so many improvements in it like faster scrolling, text re-formatting on zoom, copy past feature, responsive to Firefox Sync, Speed and rendering is also much faster in it.
The first alpha version of Firefox Mobile 4 was release in April of 2011. The company called in Fennec, not Firefox. That was totally a nightmare for mobiles due to so many bugs. That also use to crash the OS of mobile so many times after the installation and was consuming so much power. The company worked really hard on Fennec and then released the beta version with a lot of improvements.
One major advantage of Firefox Mobile over the Stock Android browser and Opera Mobile 11 is the support for extensions. Right now, there are more than 150 add-ons available for Firefox Mobile.
The only downside of Firefox Mobile is that at the moment it does not support Flash. This is quite a major letdown considering Flash support is a very big plus of the Android OS over iOS. In fact, Opera Mobile 11 for Android also supports Flash.
The Firefox 4 RC for mobile is available now in the Android Market and for Maemo devices such as the Nokia N900. If there are no significant bugs found, Mozilla will release the final version soon.
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