Update on Fennec from the Maemo Summit

Updated on 12 November 2019 by

I’m a big fan of Weave, Mozilla’s sync technology and i inchm interested in Firefox too. Putting the two together in a mobile device is just mobile web heaven!

Mozilla are here at the Maemo summit and are presenting information on Fennec, the weave, plugin and awesome bar-enabled mobile browser. Click the images for larger versions.

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The awesome bar helps reduce typing once it’s populated with history and search results. Weave adds instant-history to that.

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Pull-in side-bars keep screen space used for the web page.

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tabbed browsing and memory management along with image icons help use multiple pages simultaneously.

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One of the biggest features of Firefox – add-ons. Add-ons will be supported and Mozilla are working on improved memory management and security in this area.

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Weave. Ties together configuration and history from desktop and mobile PCs

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Beta 4 is out already (and will be in the Maemo ‘Extras’ area on the N900 very soon.

Full version will be available before the end of the year for Maemo 5.

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    New article: Update on Fennec from the Maemo Summit http://cli.gs/PjGVY

  2. Alessandro Tucci says:

    RT @chippy: New article: Update on Fennec from the Maemo Summit http://cli.gs/PjGVY

  3. Ryan M. says:

    “Beta 4 is out already (and will be in the Maemo ‘Extras’ area on the N900 very soon.

    Full version will be available before the end of the year for Maemo 5.”

    What about the n810? It’s very unclear at this point to me if maemo 5 will be coming out for the n810 or if the platform is just going to be abandoned and left with the old OS.

  4. Patrick says:

    Maemo 5 will not be backward compatible. You should check Maemo Mer fork.

  5. Pdexter says:

    Because of the HW Maemo 5 won’t be coming to N810 or N800, but like Patrick said look at Mer.
    I believe Fennec beta works with N810.

  6. Tom says:

    hehe~~~ It’s cool.

  7. Mark Finkle says:

    Yes, Fennec works fine on the N810

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