Jan 28 AT 4:15 PM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Alpha version of Firefox for Android still many months away

We have known for awhile that Mozilla was working on a version of Firefox for Android, but the details have been limited. I was a little shocked this morning when I read Firefox for Android was coming in February, but that news appears to come from a bad translation. Thankfully, an engineer from Mozilla stepped in to clear the confusion.

Sorry for responding in English, I’ll include a Google translation below. I am one of the engineers at Mozilla working on the Android port, and we are many months away from having an alpha version of Firefox for Android. We’re still working on low-level software porting like getting the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) layer working correctly on the platform, and there are many issues to be solved. We don’t yet have a feeling for when the work will be done, but if you want to follow our progress, you can look on our Mozilla wiki at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Android.Ben CombeeMozilla

In other mobile Firefox news, Mozilla just released a near finished version (RC3) for the Maemo-powered Nokia N900. Check out the video below for a sample of what is to come.

Source: Mozilla community website

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