Former Writer · Mar 19, 2012 at 04:00 pm

Firefox Alpha Released for Arm6 Android Devices

The release of Mozilla Firefox for Android was something wonderful. It brought one of the world’s most popular browsers to the platform, much to the delight of Firefox fans everywhere. Most of them, anyway, as Firefox only worked with newer devices at the time. However, Mozilla has listened to their loyal Android users with ARMv6 devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Mini, because now Firefox is available to any ARMv6 Android device.

XDA Senior Member Kannibalism posted about Mozilla’s latest release, aimed to get those on ARM6 into the Firefox browsing world and the thread has spread to pretty much every ARM6 device there is. The installation process is just like installing any other APK. Download the APK, install it using your favorite file manager, and start browsing. This version of the browser is still an Alpha, so there are a few things that don’t work. Says Kannibalism:

The firefox alpha browser is not compatible with all of the current plugins available for the stable firefox browser that is already available on the market. Compatibility checking is based on the version number. After playing around with this browser while its still in alpha i find it to be quite stable and good for daily use.

So as long as you can wait on the plugins and don’t mind the bugs, Firefox Alpha is worth a try. For additional information, discussion, download links and more, check out the ARMv6 Firefox Thread or the official FireFox ARMv6 alpha discussion. Happy web browsing.


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