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No tablet support still for Firefox mobile updates

Now Mozilla also taking steps to get into the Tablet market as most of the internet users are shifting to Tablets

As Tablets are getting popular a lot of internet users have also shifted from laptops or desktop PC to the Tablets. Mozilla has started the process of overhauling its Firefox browser for mobile devices running on Google’s Android platform by swapping its flexible XUL-based interface which is also a bit slow, for the responsive native one.

According to Christian Legnitto, release manager the new interface will start running in a Nightly channel which is mainly for early testers. He added that as there is no support from the tablet yet they don’t have any intentions to update Honeycomb users to Native user interface. The birch repository updates will build the Daily Native UI and will be offered to Firefox Nightly for Android users.

Apart from that an article on CNET said that the decision to switch to Android’s native UI from XUL might have been tough for Mozilla. They have also commented on it as the new version is important for Mozilla for a few reasons. The first one is Smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more popular in the computing world but Firefox isn’t Preinstalled anywhere.

Secondly they have pointed out that with Firefox shut out on Apple’s iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone. So it leaves only one way for Mozilla to bring its browser to the mobile or the Tablet market.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)