Mozilla released the latest release of Firefox 4 Beta for mobile. The
beta is now available for download in 10 languages on Android or Maemo devices.
The new Beta addresses many issues including reduced memory usage,
improved text rendering and a 60% install size reduction on Android (from
around 43 MB to 17 MB). Note that due to some technical limitations on
Android, upgrading won?t remove some of the old files that are no longer
needed. Therefore, users must uninstall the previous beta before they will
see the size improvements.
The new release also includes a new theme that gives Firefox a fresh new
look, the ability to easily share links with friends from the Site Menu
and the ability to undo closing a tab.
In this release Mozilla also worked to make Firefox 4 Beta faster. Actions
like panning and zooming are faster and smoother, and page load times are
reduced from our previous beta. On Android 2.2, the new Beta is around 25%
In the next release, Mozilla's team will add hardware acceleration to make
scrolling and zooming even faster and will enable HTML5 video. The
upcoming mobile browser will also be more responsive while Firefox Sync
completes the initial sync of a users' data, Mozilla said.
In this beta, there is a new "Feedback" button in the Browser Controls
panel to make it easy for users give Mozilla feedback on what they like or
dislike. While the overall stability of Firefox improved in this release,
Mozilla also added easy-to-submit crash reporting, similar to how it works
in desktop Firefox.
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