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First Look at Firefox Mobile 4

Oct 27, 2010, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Mozilla has publicized beta releases of the desktop version of Firefox 4 since July, but mobile users can test out the next major update to the mobile browser as well. Firefox 4 for Mobile is officially at beta 1, with builds available for devices running Android and Nokia's Maemo operating system.

"The beta release was announced on October 7, along with a note that from this release onward, Firefox for Mobile would use the same version-numbering scheme as the desktop application, to avoid confusion.

"Mobile users are encouraged to grab the actual download from their target devices, by visiting the short URL firefox.com/m/beta. Those who are already running the existing Firefox for Mobile client (version 1.1) should visit the download site with their device's system browser — and beware of data charges if attempting the download over a mobile network; the browser package weighs in at 12MB for Android and 13MB for Maemo. The package expands to consume approximately 40MB of disk storage (although Mozilla assures users it will eventually whittle that number down by 50%)"

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