Monday, 30 January 2012

Mozilla Firefox for Mobile Coming to Android Phones This Year? Mozilla to Launch Firefox for Android; Windows Phone 7 (Windows Mobile 7) & MeeGo Versions to Follow?

At the end of January we told you how Mozilla has announced the Firefox
mobile version for Nokia s Maemo platform and today we have more good
news for you. It looks like Firefox for Android is coming by the end of
2010 and Mozilla is also considering launching mobile browsers for
Windows Phone 7 and MeeGo devices.
According to Jay Sullivan, Mozilla s vice president of mobiles, Firefox
is definitely coming to Android phones:
It's a modern OS, and it's a great fit with us. It's the type of
platform that has a high affinity with the early adopter, and it's seen
a lot of uptake.
Mozilla has been waiting for the native development kit to come out
before it was able to make a Firefox mobile version for Android. Now
that the NDK is out, Fennec (are they still keeping the name?) for
Android is scheduled to arrive by the end of the year.
In case you re considering picking up a Windows Mobile 7 phone this
Christmas and you re already wondering about Mozilla support for Windows
Phone 7 then you might be in luck. It looks like Mozilla is rethinking
its strategy for Windows Mobile. Its current Alpha built was targeting
Windows Mobile 6.5 but that could soon change since Windows Phone 7 is
definitely going to be a lot more popular than its predecessor.
Since Mozilla is already collaborating with Nokia and Intel the company
is also considering making a MeeGo version of its Firefox-based mobile
browser. In case you forgot, MeeGo is the new platform that emerged from
Nokia s Maemo and Intel s Moblin joint endeavor announced at MWC 2010.
But we don t really have any MeeGo handsets yet.
So there you have it, folks, now you have some idea regarding Mozilla s
mobile plans for 2010. Which smartphone platform are you more likely to
choose this year? What mobile browser would you rather use?Read | Or
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