Saturday, January 9, 2010

[Maemo 5 / N900 Apps] Firefox for Maemo v.1.0 RC2

Posted on 20:12 by SlipKoRnSaad

Built on the same browser engine as Firefox 3.6 for the desktop, the new mobile Firefox comes packed full of your favorite features like the Awesome Bar, Add-ons, Weave Sync and Location-Aware Browsing.

What’s new?

Easy Navigation to Web Content

  • Awesome Bar: The Smart Location Bar, or "Awesome Bar"
    is even more awesome on a mobile device. The Awesome Bar
    gets you to your Web destination with minimal typing,
    by intelligently searching the names, URLs and tags
    of the sites you visit, and takes into account how often
    and recently you visit them. With Weave Sync,
    the Awesome Bar will also search the
    Web history from Firefox on your PC

  • Easy access to many search engines:
    Type your search term right in the Awesome Bar
    to search Google. Or send your search to another
    search engine (Wikipedia,, Twitter)
    with one touch. Customize with the search engines of your choice.
Touch Interface Optimization

  • Touch-oriented UI: Firefox's touch-enabled
    interface allows you to swipe left to view
    your controls (bookmark, go backward and forward,
    access your browser tools, like Add-ons,
    preferences and downloads) and swipe
    right to view your open tabs

  • View without obstructions: The browser controls
    and Awesome Bar get stowed away when you reach
    your website so you can use the whole screen
    to view the site. Start to pan up or to the
    sides and your controls and Awesome Bar reappear

  • Quick zoom: Double tap on the screen to zoom in,
    double tap to zoom back out

  • One-touch bookmarking: Bookmark a Web site in one touch,
    along with the ability to tag it with a memorable term

  • Tabbed browsing: Thumbnails of your open tabs easily identify your open pages.
Seamless Synchronization

  • Weave Sync: Create a Weave Sync account on your PC
    and install the Weave Sync add-on on your mobile
    to synchronize your Firefox tabs, passwords,
    history and bookmarks between your PC and mobile

  • Less typing: Access Firefox for mobile’s Awesome Bar
    and visit any site you’ve ever been to,
    regardless of which computer you visited it on,
    with just a couple keystrokes

  • Don't start from scratch: Weave Sync
    brings along your saved passwords
    from your desktop, removing barriers to your favorite sites

  • Get up and go: Take your Firefox with you wherever you go.
    Surf the Web on your PC, get up and go,
    and have everything waiting for you
    on your phone -- even your open tabs.

A Personalized Experience

  • Add-ons: Firefox is the first mobile
    Web browser to support add-ons.
    You can discover and install useful
    extensions for your browser directly from your mobile device

  • Location-Aware Browsing: Be a local wherever
    you are. Get maps and info relevant to your
    location. Its all optional– Firefox doesn’t
    share your location without your permission–
    and is done with the utmost respect for your privacy.
Private and Secure

  • Instant Web site ID ("Larry"): Tap on a site
    favicon for an instant identity overview

  • Password manager: Typing passwords on your phone is hard,
    so why do it more than you have to?
    Choose to remember site passwords and
    forget ever having to endure long and difficult typing

  • Popup blocker: Banish pop-ups from your surfing experience once and for all

  • Clear private data: As an extra security measure,
    you can clear all your private data via your Preferences

  • Customized security settings: Customize settings for passwords,
    cookies, loading images and installing add-ons
    for a fully empowered mobile browsing experience

  • Automated Update: Install upgrades directly to your device
    when you receive an automatic notification, or wait until you’re ready.

  • Preferences pane: Go to your Preferences in one touch.
    From here, manage your plugins and security settings,
    as well as access your Downloads Manager and Add-ons Manager

  • Download manager: Download files seamlessly and securely.
    The manager shows your download progress and lets you
    search your files by name or the Web address where the download came from

  • Spell checker: Catch typos and misspellings in form fields.

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