Mozilla: Firefox Mobile Version 1.0

Posted by Unknown | February 02, 2010 |

The Official Mozilla blog in a post on Friday announced the launch of Firefox 1.0 for Nokia's Maemo, code-named Fennec. Firefox for the Maemo 5 platform is the first Firefox browser for mobile phones, and as the Mozilla Lab tradition goes, it's the first mobile Web browser to support add-ons.

Firefox uniqueness of customizable browser extensions - a feature which sets it apart from other browsers may perhaps be the Red-hat it needs to scale through mobile market share, albeit, that Maemo is a platform relatively unknown - Nokia's open-source, Linux-based Maemo operating system supports mobile Firefox two devices, the N900 and the N810 Internet tablet.

Firefox for mobile is packed with the unique customizable feature that help make your browser your own. Along with add-ons like AdBlock Plus, URL Fixer, TwitterBar, language translators, and geo guides become especially handy when you’re out and about on your mobile device.

There are currently about 40 Firefox add-ons available for mobile according to the post, however, the number is expected to rise. Mozilla has released an add-on called YouTube enabler, that early adopters can install to view YouTube videos. Developers can use the latest Web technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to improve, modify and customize the browser. It is also available in more than 30 languages.

Indeed, Mozilla’s goal of releasing a Web platform that enable everyone access to the internet, regardless of device or location with Secure, powerful, and customizable add-on is now a mobile reality.