Trying Firefox on the Palm Pre

Mozilla’s Dave Townsend (aka Mossop), has published a very interesting post describing the process he followed to successfully run Firefox on web OS, the Palm Pre operating system.

The article is very technical and the result is pretty far from general end user availability but without a doubt it paves the way for a new project to enable Firefox on another mobile platform (currently Android and Maemo), ideally Mozilla Corporation hosted and supported. Continue reading Trying Firefox on the Palm Pre

First look to Firefox Mobile (Fennec) Alpha 1

Originally announced a year ago, Mozilla has released the ninth (first official) development milestone of Fennec, the mobile device edition of Firefox.

Current development is oriented and based on Nokia Internet Tablet platform (powered by Linux-based Maemo), and this first release is available for this platform only.

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Geolocation support added to Firefox 3.1

The latest Firefox 3.1 (code name Shiretoko) nightlies include support for the W3C draft specification of Geolocation API, opening the way for yet richer web applications that can offer content customized to a user’s current location.

The API implementation enables the browser to act as a position broker communicating with the computer’s positioning API (probably connected to a GPS device or similar), and providing programmable objects web developers can access to retrieve this information. Due to the obvious privacy issues involved, the browser should always require explicit user consent to enable this interface, but the exact privacy and security considerations are to be defined.

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