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Hooch Tan
09-04-2011, 12:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://androinica.com/2011/08/firefox-for-android-tablets-gets-previewed/' target='_blank'>http://androinica.com/2011/08/firef...gets-previewed/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"When I interviewed the head of Mozilla&rsquo;s mobile division, I asked why there wasn&rsquo;t yet a Firefox Honeycomb-tablet version. Thomas Arend assured me that it would arrive eventually, but noted that the company was making Firefox as fast and light as possible. He then added that the larger screen size and version advancements would allow Mozilla to &ldquo;do some special things in our next version.&rdquo;"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//lpt/auto/1315084938.usr20447.png" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Firefox helped keep the browser wars alive and push browser technology further.&nbsp; However, web browsers are still a hot industry and standing still is not something any browser can really afford.&nbsp; While Android provides a competent browser, there is still plenty of room for competitors.&nbsp; While there may be some good reasons to switch from Android's default browser, I wonder if it will really be enough to drive people to change.&nbsp; I have seen the power of default choices and I suspect that without a good deal of marketing, Firefox faces a pretty tough uphill battle in gaining popularity.</p>

The Yaz
09-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Firefox is an important choice to have out in the market. They were at one point the only browser that used its own dll files, not simply piggybacking the stock browser's. That was a distinct feature-

When my 2.1 tablet could not join the ad hoc network in the office, I was told to connect with the alpha of Firefox. I was able to connect through Firefox one time. Then I uninstalled and was able to use tbe stock browser afterwords.

(Had to unload Firefox because the tablet had tooo little space.)

Now that I'm playing with honeycomb tablets I will be happy to give them another shot!