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First Version of Fennec Available for Android
Grainysand discovered a post on AndroidForums which reveals that the Fennec web browser has been compiled for Android OS. Of course it still needs some work but it is exciting to realize that a release might come in the near future.
For those that are unfamiliar with Fennec, Fennec is the name of Mozilla’s mobile project which aims to provide a mobile web browser with similar goals to what FireFox has brought to desktops. The Mozilla team is striving to “Deliver an exceptional mobile experience to users, complete with the performance, personalization and security you expect”.
Check out the application thread and let everyone know how it runs on your Android device.
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