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.

I don’t own a Pre mysef, but according to comments in Precentral.com, Pre’s default web browser “can’t save passwords, has no addons, doesn’t do fast cache calling, etc. It’s a good basic browser, but mobile Firefox will bring much more.”, so it would be a welcome addition for Pre user base.