Mozilla launches pre-alpha build of Fennec on Android (Update)

For those of you who haven’t heard of mobile Firefox a.k.a. Fennec, Mozilla’s free mobile Web browser for all open platforms, come on, really? You haven’t heard of Fennec at all? You can’t be serious, can you?

That aside, Mozilla has just announced the availability of a pre-alpha build of Fennec for Android smartphones from the T-Mobile G1 to the HTC Droid Incredible. Though the devs behind it openly admit that they’ve only really tested the pre-alpha build on a couple of phones (namely, the Droid and Nexus One), this should work on all Android phones with an Internet connection.

The devs warn of several unavoidable bugs and crashes that accompany the software, but say that this is due to the fact that it’s only a pre-alpha build that’s being made available because it is in a usable state. There’s even an experimental version of Weave that’s compatible with this version of Fennec, also available for download to Android phones.

For more info on how to try out this pre-alpha Fennec build on Android, check out the developer blog link below.

Update: Commenter Matt Brubeck was quick to point out that this pre-alpha build of Fennec will only work on phones running Android 2.0 or later. He adds, “…phones like the G1 that are still running Android 1.6 will not work (except maybe if you have rooted them and installed a custom ROM).”

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  • http://limpet.net/mbrubeck/ Matt Brubeck

    Note: This build will only work on phones running Android 2.0 or later, so phones like the G1 that are still running Android 1.6 will not work (except maybe if you have rooted them and installed a custom ROM).