Just Released, Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Android

December 23, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Firefox has just unleashed a new beta version of Firefox 4 mobile web browser for Android and Maemo devices, and it’s loaded with new features.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Android
    • Improved support for Android keyboards, both hardware and on-screen
    • New Android-style menus
    • Fixed a bug in opening links from other apps
    • Support for uploading files
    • “Save as PDF” command in the site menu
    • Fixed rendering of Arabic and Farsi text (on devices with Arabic/Farsi fonts installed)
  • Firefox Sync
    • New UI for simpler setup
    • Support for custom Firefox Sync servers
  • Video
    • Full-screen open video
    • Improved audio performance
  • User interface
    • Copy/paste in URL bar
    • Search engines appear in the awesomescreen as you type
    • Browse recommended add-ons through the add-on manager
  • For developers
    • localStorage API
    • orientation events (new on Android)
  • Support
    • Crash reporting for crashes in web content

Firefox 4 Beta is free to try on your Android handset. Click this link in your mobile browser to give it a whirl.