A new Firefox for Android Beta is now available for download and testing. This beta has a redesigned look that blends in with the Android user interface, performance enhancements and support for third-party plugins like Flash for a better mobile browsing experience.
Firefox for Android Beta has all of the features you know and love like Firefox Sync, add-ons and tabbed browsing, plus a new Awesome Screen and enhancements to startup and response time, graphics performance and panning and zooming.
The new beta has added features, improve performance and address things that make mobile browsing faster and easier.
New Firefox for Android Beta start page
This beta uses hardware acceleration to improve performance with your favorite Web apps, games or photos.
Firefox for Android Beta supports a wide range of Android phones from Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 all the way back to Android Froyo 2.2. This beta update is only offered for Android phones and in English at this time, but we’ll add more languages and deliver a new beta for tablets soon.
Adobe Flash is one of those technologies that changed the internet since its launch in early 2000’s. It pioneered the way for interactive-ness and dynamic content within websites thus engaging users and building a more beautiful internet. But there were flaws that made the platform weak. Remember Steve Jobs mentioning that the iPhone would never have Flash and the war that waged between Apple and Adobe?
Still said, over 60% of websites with the likes of YouTube, gaming sites and video based sites are based on Adobe’s Flash which gives it a command but with the introduction of HTML, many developers are moving towards building a more open web. lets look at a cool infographic comparing the two ultimate technologies side by side.
So which technology do you you use? Leave us your comments…
We all know that the next thing about the web and desktop are RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) connecting the desktop and the web via cool looking and functioning apps. Adobe pioneered and gained the race advantage via its AIR environment and how could Microsoft be left behind, was the question on everyone’s mind.
We have been working for a while to get a community site together where we can aggregate all the great buzz, resources and discussions about .NET RIA Services. We hope you enjoy the content we already have up there and help us get more good stuff up there.
Microsoft’s Silverlight platform has been catching up the race in fight with adobe flash, the most recent glory again coming to it via being running on the 2011 Olympics site on NBC.