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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Fennec on N900
by WereCatf on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:42 UTC
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2006-02-15

The version of Fennec that comes with N900 is already terribly horribly slow, I can only imagine how slow an alpha build on an Android can be. I only have to wonder how the heck can it be so slow when Opera on the same hardware literally flies. Sure, Opera doesn't sport addon functionality, but otherwise it seems to have all the same functionality, including support for all the same CSS tricks and all and yet comparing Fennec to Opera is like comparing night to day. How come?

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RE: Fennec on N900
by fretinator on Tue 31st Aug 2010 01:10 in reply to "Fennec on N900"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Sure, Opera doesn't sport addon functionality, but otherwise it seems to have all the same functionality, including support for all the same CSS tricks and all and yet comparing Fennec to Opera is like comparing night to day. How come?


1. The extra layer of open-source goodness.
2. Opera keeps all of the bits in cold storage prior to release.
3. [truth] Opera has a boat-load of experience making mobile browsers [/truth]

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RE[2]: Fennec on N900
by stabbyjones on Tue 31st Aug 2010 06:48 in reply to "RE: Fennec on N900"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

Opera has also had a sync feature between it's desktop and mobile browsers for at least a few years now.

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RE[2]: Fennec on N900
by Neolander on Tue 31st Aug 2010 20:47 in reply to "RE: Fennec on N900"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

1. The extra layer of open-source goodness.
2. Opera keeps all of the bits in cold storage prior to release.
3. [truth] Opera has a boat-load of experience making mobile browsers [/truth]

4. Mozilla don't know how to make non-bloated software (though there has been BIG improvements in the last few years).

Edited 2010-08-31 20:47 UTC

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