Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2012 00:20 UTC, submitted by Markus Su
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla's Dave Mason, when asked by derStandard.at what the most scary part of Firefox' roadmap is: "It has to be Firefox OS which is a huge step for Mozilla. It is exciting and scary at the same time. This is the first time we had to partner with some other companies to get to the end results so that's a hard transition for us." I commend Mozilla for attempting this. I've been trying out Firefox on my Nexus 7 today, and it's really, really good (save for the interface, which needs some serious Holo love). If this is an indication for what Firefox OS is going to be like - good on 'm.
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Firefox for Android
by rdean400 on Mon 13th Aug 2012 10:11 UTC
rdean400
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2006-10-18

When Firefox for Android came out, I dropped the Android browser like a hot potato. I tried Chrome for Android, but I like Firefox better.

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RE: Firefox for Android
by dnebdal on Mon 13th Aug 2012 11:56 in reply to "Firefox for Android"
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2008-08-27

I do use firefox on the desktop - but on android I still prefer opera mobile. It has recently grown into a good alternative, though. ;)

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RE: Firefox for Android
by EvilMonkeySlayer on Tue 14th Aug 2012 16:24 in reply to "Firefox for Android"
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2010-04-08

Firefox Mobile has improved but it still needs work.

* It uses 16 bit colour, so colour banding is at times really evident. It looks nasty. It's 2012, nothing should still be using 16 bit colour. To my knowledge every other browser uses 32 bit colour.
* The UI/UX on a phone is pretty bad, whoever designed it is thinking in the mind set of a desktop and not a phone. With a mobile phone the fingers are typically near the bottom of the screen, if I want to press something I have to physically move my hand rather than just my thumb. They really need to take a look at the UI/UX of Safari or Opera Mobile.

That said, the same UI/UX when used on a Nexus 7 isn't as bad as the hands are typically near the top half of the screen when it is being held.

Chrome for mobile has a similar problem, a lot of the UI elements are at the top. Fine for a tablet but bad for a mobile phone.

In my personal opinion the best mobile UI/UX is Opera Mobile. That said, Opera Mobile on a Nexus 7 is awful. Because the UI is fricking tiny on the screen. (my guess is they haven't updated it yet)

This is from someone who has Google Chrome, Opera Mobile and Mozilla Firefox (Beta, Aurora and Nightly) installed on his phone and tablet. I tend to alternate between browsers, I use opera mobile mostly on my phone. And I use Chrome and Firefox mostly on my tablet.

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