Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mobile Firefox 5 Out Of Beta, Now Out In The Market

Mozilla has just released the latest version of the Mobile Firefox which is now up to version 5 which was previously in beta form, now available for all to download in the Android Market. This latest release includes the much wanted "Do-Not-Track" feature which is essentially a private browsing feature that is commonly found in most modern browsers and includes numerous bug fixes and improvements such as improved page load times especially over 3G connections and improved compatibility with the SwiftKey keyboard. Check out the full list of changes after the jump and also the download link through Android Market.

Unfortunately, there's still no flash support for Firefox but it is nevertheless a good alternative to the stock browser in your Android smartphone or Android tablet. Here are some of the changes in this new release:

  • Important bug fixes: places.sqlite-wal takes too much space for Fennec (see bug 625981), password fields not masked (see bug 655864), typing in text fields started clearing beginning of characters (see bug 655852), input issues in rich text editors (see bug 624163), crash fixes (see bug 641010)
  • Fixed localization issues with truncated strings in French (see bug 658121), Russian (seebug 658099), and in Italian (see bug 658109 and bug 646093 )
  • Improved page load speed, especially on 3G networks (see bug 561694)
  • Improved panning responsiveness (see bug 639179)
  • Added support for the Do-Not-Track header (see bug 648654)
  • Improved compatibility with SwiftKey keyboard (see bug 617289)
  • Images downloaded to the Android Gallery are now immediately visible (see bug 646550)
  • Improved color conversion enabling better display of images and video (see bug 641014)
  • Dialog prompts better match default Android styling (see bug 618989)
  • Added support for over six menu items in the Android Menu (see bug 610784)
  • Resolved an error encountered when trying to load web pages without an active Internet connection (see bug 648268)
  • IPv6 on Android (for developers)
  • "overflow: scroll" and "overflow: auto" CSS properties (for developers)
  • Restartless Add-ons (for developers)
  • HTML5 online/offline events (for developers)

Proceed to download in Android Market.

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