Firefox 10.0 Hits Android Market, Still No Flash
Mozilla’s Firefox is one of the most popular desktop browser. Despite this, it has been unable to crack the mobile market. Earlier incarnations of the Firefox Android browser have been plagued by performance issues and a lack of Adobe Flash support. Several months ago, Mozilla announced that it was going back to the drawing board with their mobile browser and now they have finally delivered.
Coming in at version 10.0, the latest version of Firefox on Android is a complete rewrite. Gone is the buggy and slow rendering layer replaced with an Android native Webkit layer. Also included is support for modern browser technologies such as WebGL anti-aliasing, OpenGL ES acceleration, and better HTML 5 support.
Unfortunately, Firefox is still missing support for Mobile Flash and since Adobe has decided to stop development on mobile Flash it may never come. While Flash does seem to be on its way out, in the mean time, it might be a deal breaker for some people. If you’re ready to give Firefox another try then you can download it from the Android Market or just scan the QR code.
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