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Firefox web browser for Nokia N900 becomes RC1!

21 January 2010Entry by

Mozilla continues to develop its main product to offer a good browser for mobile phones: Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, has reached Release Candidate status. Meaning that the first official stable version of the browser only needs to pass the final test of the developers. Back in November, we write a post about it (Firefox Fennec for Nokia N900) as it was a beta version still.

Fennec RC1 has the same engine as Firefox 3.6 and it also includes the so called Awesome Bar (a bar that displays suggestions as you type a web address), besides the possibility to sync with Mozilla Weave service and ability to navigate given the user location.

As Fennec is currently designed for phones based on Maemo system like the two models from Nokia (the N900 and N810), it exist the possibility to test this version of Firefox on our own computers, thanks to a prepared release that developers have offered for any operating system in the case that someone wants to start developing plug-ins for the Fennec browser. I only recommend it for those who are really interested in develop plug-ins.

Summarizing, in order to star testing and using this interesting web browser into your Nokia N900, please click here and it would lead you to the Fennec web page and its installation instructions.

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