Get Fennec for Android now! [Beta] [Update]

by Mike
Posted March 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Love to live on the edge? Want only the best in mobile browsing? Generally speaking, Mobile Safari on the iPhone is bar none, the best mobile browser. Opera Mini and Chrome on Android are both close seconds with everything else falling in somewhere distantly behind. Fennec however is extremely promising though only currently available in “official” form for the Nokia N900. WinMo has it’s little dev port as well but that is pretty much dead. Android — we know it’s coming but “late 2010/early 2011″ has been the often touched on date — until today.

Some devs with a few moments on their hands took it upon themselves to compile Fennec for the DROID. I’m downloading and installing now so I’ll let you know how it goes once I’m up and running. The early word says it’s mighty pretty though still kinda slow in it’s infant form. Also, it hangs on the first launch requiring a restart of the phone itself.

Obviously, this is a highly beta, I’d even wager alpha build. Bugs will be there in ample amounts. Enough talking. The Android geeks out there just want Fennec and want it now. Can’t argue with that. Go get it (Direct Download link).

**Update: After a solid 20 minutes, I can say it’s (obviously) not a replacement for whatever other Android browser you currently use — more of a novelty for the time being. The browser is extremely slow and choppy. But — and that’s a mighty but — the rendering is extremely true to the desktop version and tabbed browsing is super easy and well laid out. And did we mention it looks sexy as hell?

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