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Mozilla has announced the availability of a new Firefox Mobile 4 beta release for Android and Maemo. The new version brings significant performance improvements, further reduces the browser's installation footprint, and introduces experimental support for reflowing text after zooming.

We tested the beta release with Android 2.2 on a Nexus One handset. The latest improvements make Firefox fully competitive on Google's mobile operating system, offering an excellent user experience and a number of compelling advantages over the platform's default Web browser.

One area where Mozilla has jumped forward is JavaScript performance. In standard benchmarks, Firefox is now consistently beating the default Android browser. When we conducted tests with SunSpider on the Nexus One, we found that the default browser finished in 5,742ms and Firefox finished in 3,558ms.
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I'm downloading the Firefox beta now to see if it works on my Nexus S and Gingerbread.
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getting ready to test it out on my droid x and froyo

Edit: oooOOOOhhhh. I like it. It zooms better than the stock browser, and has a more fluid feel that both Opera and the stock browser.
Edited by slngsht - 2/2/11 at 10:33pm
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downloading it now, thanks.
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On mine pages load fast, and scrolling/pinch to zoom are fast and smooth but I seem to get a lot of checker boarding effect when scrolling fast (at least when viewing this forum) which I don't get with the default browser.
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wont download for me, keeps saying the page cannot be found
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How's the speed compared to Dolphin Mini?
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I need another browser
Dolphin HD is sluggish
I normally use the default, but with it being limited to ONLY 4 tabs.....that pisses me off.
    
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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
I need another browser
Dolphin HD is sluggish
I normally use the default, but with it being limited to ONLY 4 tabs.....that pisses me off.
IMO Dolphin Mini > Dolphin HD in terms of speed. Dolphin Mini also has a much cleaner look.

I heard Opera Mini was pretty decent but never got around to trying it out.
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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
I need another browser
Dolphin HD is sluggish
I normally use the default, but with it being limited to ONLY 4 tabs.....that pisses me off.
I hate that as well.
Will try this new fox on fire when I stop being lazy and dig my fingers down my pocket for some excitement and download it to my HTC.
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