December 22, 2014

Pre-Alpha Test This: Firefox for Android

Are you excited by the long awaited release of Fennec (Firefox for mobile devices) on Android? Then, good news, you can now download and install pre-Alpha nightly builds!

As outlined in the Mozilla wiki, the app is at a very early stage of development and still needs lots of work. But it is working okay for a pre-Alpha build. If you want to know what you’re in for, check the wiki for the list of known bugs.

The developers haven’t set a date for the first release but they hope to have it ready for the end of 2010. To speed up things, you can help them by testing the app and reporting any bugs to their support forum. Firefox for Android does not currently support multi-touch zoom but it will in future builds.

The system requirements are:

Fennec requires Android 2.0 or later.

Installation requires about 30 MB of available internal storage.

We are using these devices for development:

Other users have successfully installed Fennec on these devices:

  • Verizon Droid Incredible (HTC Incredible)
  • HTC Legend
  • HTC Desire
  • Samsung Galaxy Spica

Current Fennec builds will not run on these devices:

  • Verizon Droid Eris (HTC)
  • HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1, Android Dev Phone 1)
  • HTC Magic (T-Mobile myTouch 3G)
  • HTC Hero (T-Mobile G2 Touch)
  • HTC Tattoo

You can get it from http://bit.ly/fennecapk (or scan the code below).