Firefox Home has been somewhat of a hit with iPhone users who use Firefox on their computers. Soon, BlackBerry and Symbian users will get a little bit of Mozilla love, too. If you’re unfamiliar with Firefox Home, it basically stores your browser info in the cloud so you can access it elsewhere. Whether it’s bookmarks, pages that you left open on your PC or passwords, you can access them all from your phone.
Mozilla lists the following nifty features:
- Synchronize passwords to your phone so you don’t have to type them in anymore.
- Better integrate with new iOS4 features and other native applications (such as Youtube, Maps, Mobile Safari etc.)
- Bring other Firefox customizations such as search engine preferences.
- Bring your Firefox Panorama settings and tab groups to your phone.
- Some of our more experimental features will allow you to easily share links, reviews and comments with your friends on
- Twitter, Facebook or other social networks directly from Firefox Home.
- Build the ability to provide feedback and get help with any issues directly from within Firefox Home.
Moreover, these features will soon be added to the BlackBerry OS and to Symbian. So if you’ve been envying your Firefox-using friends with iPhones, just have a little patience.
For you iPhone users, if you were hoping that there would be a Firefox browser for iOS, consider your dreams squashed. At least for now. Mozilla says there won’t be a Firefox for iPhone even though third-party browsers have successfully made their way through the iTunes App Store approval process.