Firefox for Maemo RC2

The second release candidate of Firefox for Maemo is now available.   Based on feedback we’ve received so far, we’ve been able to track down a major performance issue that was affecting the N900 and resolve the problem.  We’ve also updated to the latest version of our layout engine, Gecko 1.9.2 RC1, which is the same version that the soon-to-be-released Firefox 3.6 RC1 uses.

If you’ve already got RC1 installed on your N900 or N810, you will be receiving a software update shortly.  Otherwise, if you’re viewing this on your device, you can install it from here.

Your feedback really makes a difference, so please let us know what you think.  Leave comments here or file bugs.

5 thoughts on “Firefox for Maemo RC2

  1. alex_mayorga

    Is Fennec also meant to run on a N800 with diablo?
    I have been testing the nightly builds on my table and they work OK most times but some days are very “crashy”.

  2. David Österberg

    Excellent, I just tried it and it is indeed very much faster than before. At the rate things are going Firefox will soon catch up with MicroB as the number one browser on Maemo.

  3. Stéphane

    Good work guys !
    I’ve tested it and it’s indeed faster than the RC1.
    However, the navigation remains slower than with MicroB.
    Things to improve :
    – The start time (is it possible to use a “caching” daemon like MicroB ?).
    – The global responsiveness.
    – The scrolling smoothness.
    – Add the same gesture zoom feature than MicroB has.

    And then you will have a perfect alternative browser 😉


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