Building on its initial release, the Firefox Mobile project (a.k.a. Fennec) has advanced to version 1.1 today, giving Maemo handsets (i.e. the Nokia N900) a few new browsing features.
- Firefox lets you browse in landscape and portrait mode
- Volume rocker lets you zoom in and out
- Personalized Start page helps you pick up where you left off
- Add-ons auto-update and you can view the full add-on gallery
- Fill out forms more easily with autocomplete improvements
- Smart Tapping lets you tap on links, widgets and other Web content with accuracy
- Context Menu lets you Open in New Tab and Save Image by long tapping and holding a link
- Save to PDF in the Site Menu lets you capture important content, like a receipt or boarding pass, to view offline or access quickly
- Forget Password in the Site Menu tells a website you no longer trust to forget your private data
- Add Search Engine in the Site Menu lets you quickly add a new search engine to your Awesome Screen
Although a great exercise in mobile web browsing, the Nokia N900 is a pretty nichey device, and the native browser is already extremely good. For those with iPhones, Mozilla had recently launched Firefox Home to sync up bookmarks and browsing history. They’re also hard at work bringing Firefox to Android, although nothing’s ready for the public quite yet. Add-ons are still the big thing that sets Firefox apart from other mobile browsers, like Opera or Bolt, that spend most of their time interested in speed and compression.