Android Apps

Fennec: Firefox for Android Alpha Review

August 30, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Mozilla recognizes mobile as the next frontier in the competitive browser market, so it’s jumping into the fray with an Android app. Fennec is the mobile version of Firefox, and it’s now available as an alpha. Keep in mind that alpha means that there is still very much left to do in the development process.

This is not a final product, so don’t be surprised when you discover that there are problems and major issues with the app. This is designed only for impatient people who can’t sit on the sidelines wondering what’s going on with Firefox for Android. (Like me!)

Fennec is just a preview, but I like what I’m seeing so far. The app provides a minimalist interface, the ability to sync tabs and history between the mobile and desktop, and the ability to use add-ons. There are still problems with stability and speed, as to be expected with an alpha release, but it’s a promising start. Also, the app is very large – 28.58 MB.

Here’s a video walkthrough of what Fennec for Android looks like at the moment.

Download it for yourself here.