Firefox for Android and Maemo includes many of the features available
in the desktop version of Firefox 4, and is available in 13 languages.
Those features include synchronization across the desktop and mobile
devices for things like history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords, and
form data. For the security conscious, executives insisted earlier this
month that the process is secure; the data is encrypted via a
"Firefox for mobile allows users to take the Firefox experience they
love everywhere and minimizes typing with features like tabbed browsing,
bookmarks, add-ons and Firefox Sync," Mozilla said in a blog post. "With a sleek new look that hides browser controls when not in use, Firefox allows users to focus on the websites they visit."
Mozilla said Firefox is up to three times faster than the stock
everything from page load speed to graphics to overall performance
snappy in Firefox," the company said.
The mobile Firefox 4 also has the option to save to PDF for offline
viewing, the ability to share via social-networking sites, and a
customizable search engine list.
For developers, Mozilla promised an improvement to existing tools
like CSS, Canvas, and SVG, as well as location-aware browsing, device
orientation, accelerometer, and desktop notifications for HTML5. The
faster page load speeds and performances of apps and games.
Firefox 4 for Android is available now via the Android Market and for download on Mozilla's site for Maemo devices.