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CONFIRMED: Mozilla's Fennec Browser to come to Android as well
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 20.10.09 - 18:04:34 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 15863x
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We already know that Mozilla's Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, is coming to Windows Mobile but now, Mozilla's CEO John Lilly also confirmed that an Android version is finally planned as well. During an interview with Om Malik, Lilly confirmed that Mozilla "will release Firefox for Windows Mobile and then Android". When asked why it took so long for Mozilla to adopt Android, Jay Sullivan, Vice President of Mobile for Mozilla said "Until recently, Android was Java, but they released Android NDK which uses C/C++ and that is what we program in, so we are now looking at developing Firefox for Android".

And Sullivan added that "Mozilla Firefox will be the first mobile browser to support add-ons" continuing tat "we have been spending a lot of time on making sure that JavaScript and our engine work really fast on ARM processors, that has taken some time".

Neither Lilly nor Sullivan has given a time-frame yet but a (first) release shouldn't be expected before 2010.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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