Firefox 4 for Android now available from Mozilla

Sometimes Android users get all the good stuff. If it isn’t Adobe Flash content in their web browsers, it’s stuff like this — Firefox 4 from Mozilla. That’s right, all the perks and goodies you’ve come to enjoy from Firefox is now available on your Android handset. Whether it’s tabbed browsing, all the add-ons and extensions you like (well, a good chunk of them, anyway) or you want an experience up to three times faster than the standard Android browser, Firefox 4 is it.

If you set up your desktop to sync with your device with Firefox Sync enabled computer, you can get your tabs and other content from your desktop right onto your phone. So when you need to pick up and leave the computer, all the stuff you were looking at will go right along with you on your phone.

Mozilla lays down some of the new goodies:

What’s New in Firefox for Android and Maemo:

Streamlined Interface

  • Focus on Web content: Features like tabs, one-touch bookmarking and browser controls that stow away when not in use help users focus on the websites they visit

Browse More, Type Less

  • Awesome Screen: Type less with easy access to history, bookmarks and open tabs
  • Save to PDF: Capture important websites, like directions or a boarding pass, to view offline
  • Share Page: Share websites via apps like email, Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and more
  • Add Search Engine: Customize your search engine list

Private and Secure Synchronization

  • Firefox Sync: Access Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple computers and mobile devices with secure end-to-end encryption

Most Customizable:

  • Firefox offers thousands of ways for users to customize the features, functionality and look of their mobile Web browser with Firefox Add-ons

Cutting Edge Tools for Web Developers:

  • Firefox improves existing tools like CSS, Canvas and SVG to enable developers to make exciting Web pages
  • HTML5 support in Firefox for Android and Maemo includes Location-Aware Browsing, device orientation, accelerometer, desktop notifications and more
  • The JavaScript engine incorporates the new JägerMonkey JIT compiler, along with enhancements to the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey’s interpreter for faster page-load speed and better performance of Web apps and games

It’s available now in the Android Market, and you can even catch a little demo of how it makes life so much easier from the Mozilla site linked below.

[Via: Mozilla]

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