Firefox For Android Now Supports ARMv6 Processor phones

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android 17 is now available on phones using ARM’s older v6 architecture with at least 800MHZ processor and minimum 512MB RAM.This includes the HTC Status, HTC ChaCha, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Fire XT and LG Optimus Q mobile phones. Firefox for Android also supports hardware and software decoder for h.264 video and Explore by Touch.

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Firefox for Android

Mozilla has released a major update of the Firefox web browser for Android.What’s new in this release?

Faster start-up and page load times
Support for Adobe Flash
The user interface has been completely re-designed with a new Awesome Screen
New personalized Start Page with top sites and tabs from last time
Better text readability through font size inflation
Tap-to-play is default for plugins
Google searches now utilize HTTPS
New panning/zooming architecture implemented for better touch responsiveness
Top Sites, Bookmarks, and History are now even more accessible from the Awesome Bar
Pointer Lock API implemented
New API to prevent your display from sleeping
New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek
FIXED:Reloading a page increases the zoom level
FIXED:Blinking characters in form fields
FIXED:Your previous tab session may not be re-opened on launch in some instances
FIXED:Some text may appear too large
FIXED:Opening links from external apps may not open properly
FIXED:Full screen does not work correctly on Flash video
FIXED:Holding the Galaxy Note’s stylus close to the phone dismisses the virtual keyboard on the Awesome Screen

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