Mobile Firefox (Fennec Beta 1) demo [video]

Posted on 19 March 2009 by

fennec The first beta of Mozilla’s mobile focused browser was recently released, and provided that it runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, I thought I’d give it a try on my Sony VAIO UX180 [Portal page]. I flipped the unit into portrait mode and recorded a quick demo of the action. I’m pretty impressed so far and I like the interface. They still have some work to do and it will be really interesting to see how good of a web experience you can have on a Linux powered device (like the N810 [Portal page]) with lots of familiar Firefox addons running in conjunction with Fennec. Check out the video below:

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  • Duncken

    Look’s wonderful!
    But how to install it on the UX? I downloaded the BETA version for windows but it does’t work.

    • Ben

      I just downloaded it, unzipped, and ran it right out of the unzipped folder.

  • beck

    It doesn’t show youtube’s video ,only sound ..

    • Ben

      Seems to be working for me.

    • JP

      Works for me, too.

  • Jason

    The release notes on the page you linked to say Flash only works on the N810, not on the desktop builds. So I’m guessing that’s what you’re seeing.

    • Ben

      Thanks Jason, didn’t catch that one.

  • chippy

    Testing on the n810 right now. Obviously you cant magic-up a dose of cppu power on the n810 so its not running anything near what would be regarded as smoothly but there is hope here.
    Im using a couple of plugins and enjoying the UI. Will do some testing with javascript pages to see if there are any speed advantages.

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