A Faster, Sleeker Firefox 4 Beta for Mobile is Released


Even though a bit late, Mozilla is making steady progress with the mobile phone version of its popular web browser, Firefox. The latest Firefox 4 beta for mobile brings in a lot of speed enhancements and it is much lighter as well.


What's new in the latest Firefox 4 beta for mobile?
  • Reduced memory usage and improved text rendering.
  • 60% install size reduction on Android (from around 43 MB to 17 MB).
  • On Android 2.2, latest Firefox 4 beta is now 25% faster on the SunSpider Javascript benchmark than the stock browser.
  • UI improvements in the latest Firefox 4 beta for mobile include a new theme that gives Firefox a fresh new look, the ability to easily share links with your friends from the Site Menu and the ability to undo closing a tab.
  • Hardware acceleration coming up which will make scrolling and zooming even faster and will enable HTML5 video to bring a more rich browsing experience to your phone. 
  • Read more about the latest Firefox 4 Beta for mobile at Mozilla blog.
Download and Install Firefox 4 Beta for Mobile

  • A note for Android users from Mozilla: Due to some technical limitations on Android, upgrading won’t remove some of the old files that are no longer needed. Therefore, you must uninstall the previous beta before you will see the size improvements.
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