fennec: firefox mobile

The Mozilla Blog caught my eye with a post on Firefox Mobile for Android. http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2011/08/16/firefox-for-android-has-a-new-look-and-tools-that-empower-developers-to-build-rich-mobile-web-experiences/

Exploring from there, I reached here: http://mozilla.com/mobile

The section Developer Tools says: You can install the mobile version of Firefox to your desktop computer in order to test, provide feedback, and build add-ons.

Which made me wonder, if perhaps I could use this on my low-end laptop running debian wheezy. The latest portable version for each OS is available as a zip from here: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/latest/

The last time I looked at Firefox Mobile for Android was a while ago. My initial thoughts were of Mozilla developing bloatware for thin clients. I didn't even want to try it! I think Mozilla is still paying lip-service to a mobile browser... It doesn't hold a candle to Opera Mini or any of the other browsers that I've tried before.

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