First Mobile Firefox enters home stretch
Dec 09, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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""Our goal is to have a release candidate next week," said Jay
Sullivan, Mozilla's vice president of mobile. "If things go
smoothly, we'll have a (final) version out in the next few weeks,"
with the debut planned for this year, he added.
"Mozilla has been a leader in advancing the Web state of the
art. But when it comes to the mobile phones, where the power of a
new generation of hardware has transformed browsers from primitive
afterthoughts to useful tools, Firefox has been missing in
"Instead, an open-source project called WebKit powers the
browser on the higher-end mobile phones du jour--Apple's iPhone,
the Palm Pre, and Motorola's Droid and other models running
Google's Android operating system, with BlackBerry headed that