Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla has announced a new alpha release of its Fennec mobile browser for Android and the Nokia N900. Fennec offers support for add-ons and has tight integration with Firefox Sync, a browser synchronization service that was formerly called Weave. The support for Firefox Sync is arguably Fennec's killer feature, especially because Mozilla is planing to include the synchronization features out-of-the-box in Firefox 4. Users will be able to have access to the their bookmarks, browsing history, and tabs across all of their computers and supported mobile devices."
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Video Demo on BetaNews
by OSGuy on Tue 31st Aug 2010 09:30 UTC
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There was a video demo on BetaNews recently. Indeed just like its mature brother, it takes ages to start. I really don't know how can other companies make their browsers start so quickly but Mozilla cannot. I also have a feeling it has to do with the XUL based interface as everything based on XUL so far seems very slow including Thunderbird according to my observations.

I didn't even bother installing this thing on my Hero. My free RAM is hovering around 70-90% with no apps running. Launch SMS, Browser, other small utilities and it quikcly drops. Knowing FF for PC takes so much RAM, I can only imagine what will happen to my free RAM when I launch FF on my Hero and probably that battery will drain quite quickly. Not worth it. I think it's time for the FF developers to get their act together and start focusing on startup performance and resource usage otherwise people will start turning away. I switched from IE to FF about two years ago but now I am considering Chrome or IE again due to FF resource usage.

OOo got their act together....so can Mozilla.

Edited 2010-08-31 09:32 UTC

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