Mad Fennec

Here's the problem with developing your application in public, with the source code readily available: Next thing you know, what's really not meant for widespread dissemination is bring run by every Tom, Dick and Harry with a phone and incorrectly dubbed "leak," "beta" or at least "pre-Alpha." And that's fine. that's part of the deal. (And it's why we have to go rumor hunting on occasion.)

So remember that as you watch the videos of the Firefox browser on Android after the break. Remember that this isn't some leak, or even a proper beta released by Mozilla. This is readily available code, compiled and running on a phone. It's not fast. It's huge. And it's nowhere near ready for judgment.

If you do want to follow along the development of the mobile Firefox browser (aka Fennec), we suggest you do so at Mozilla's site here and here, as we've been doing for quite some time. But if you still really need a look at it running on a phone, do so after the break. [via XDA Developers and Android Forums]

 

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Early build of Firefox for Android looks like ... a very early build of Firefox for Android

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I'm definitely looking forward to this, since I'm using Firefox on my PC. The android browser is quite good, and I also use Opera Mini 5 beta when I'm on the go for it's bandwidth compression, but I'd like to see what the guys at Mozilla can come up with. One thing I hope for is good integration, like properly opening links from other apps.