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The Release Candidate for Firefox 4 for mobile (Maemo and Android) is out. If you want to see a quick overview of Firefox for Mobile, look at Madhava’s post.

Firefox 4 Desktop, Firefox 4 Mobile: same engine!

And this is awesome! It means you will find the same feature in mobile and desktop: HTML5, CSS3 and modern JavaScript APIs. And this is what we want to show you in our new round of demos in Web O Wonder (This new round also includes more 3D Demos, see this dedicated blog post).

Meet 3 new demos:


Youtube link.

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  1. Asaf wrote on March 25th, 2011 at 14:18:

    Is webm the only codec supported by FF4 mobile or does it also natively support the OGG codec as the desktop client does also.

    Also, can you implement video looping pllllleeeeeeaaaasssseeeeeee???

  2. Joe Twumasi wrote on March 25th, 2011 at 16:08:

    Nice, started using HTML 5 last year and I love it.

  3. Josh Matthews wrote on March 27th, 2011 at 10:49:

    I’m not sure where to report bugs on this, but I see two problems on my Galaxy S:
    * the canvas2d demo fills the error console with warnings about how fillStyle is being set to something that’s not a color or number
    * the webgl demo doesn’t work at all and throws an error in the console

  4. nemo wrote on March 27th, 2011 at 11:21:

    @Asaf
    if (typeof vid.loop == ‘boolean’) vid.loop = true;
    else
    {
    vid.addEventListener(‘ended’, function()
    {
    this.currentTime = 0;
    this.play();
    }, false);
    }

    http://m8y.org/tmp/testcase207.xhtml (shortest clip I could find in that directory)

  5. nemo wrote on March 27th, 2011 at 14:11:

    Oh, and if you want to ever halt that looping with removeEventListener presumably would not use an anonymous function.

  6. Pantheon wrote on March 27th, 2011 at 18:53:

    Yes, please, needs video looping!

  7. Anil K Solanki wrote on March 28th, 2011 at 06:22:

    Thanks for the video. FYI this BETA only runs on ANDROID device running the ARMv7 processor. Which is a damn shame because that means only 20 devices are currently supported. Again a shame for us that don’t have a supported device.

    The lesson here is, just because an app says ANDROID supported, doesn’t mean you’re device will be supported even if you are running the latest version of ANDROID. FYI I’m running Froyo.

    1. Varemenos wrote on May 9th, 2011 at 10:36:

      Its a shame indeed, they falsely advertise that they support the Androids but they only support ARMv7 while 90% of the phones are on ARMv6. If mozilla wont bother i will just wait for Maxthon 3 for android whose beta app seemed pretty good.

      1. Varemenos wrote on May 9th, 2011 at 10:37:

        And if they wont bother supporting ARMv6 at least prepare a Firefox Home or Firefox sync for our phones, so we can at least sync our phones with our desktops, cause right now they pretty much losing from google with score being at least 2-0

        1. Anil K Solanki wrote on May 10th, 2011 at 05:58:

          I agree totally Varamenos.

          At least there are great web browsers for ANDROID, I use Miren. And if you use Dropbox (2GB for free) you can at least get bookmarks to ANDROID without any pain.

          And the Fox2Phone Firefox add-on lets you send links straight to your phone, the first time I used this feature I had to giggle like a little school girl because it is so darn cool. Google Map directions sent to you phone will open the route for you in Google Maps. Phone numbers sent will automagically open the dialer with number ready to go.

          I believe iOS cannot do this, please correct me if I’m wrong.

        2. Johnny wrote on July 9th, 2012 at 23:57:

          For the adventurous types out there with ARMv6, here are some unofficial alpha-builds of Firefox you can try:

          http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1643785

  8. asep suganda wrote on July 27th, 2011 at 09:23:

    I am very happy with firefox web browser for mobile, nice.
    Firefox as always has some excellent.

  9. Chico Web Design wrote on August 31st, 2011 at 16:41:

    Firefox 4 Mobile is great! Nice demos.

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