Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Android has been released

Firefox has released the new beta version of Firefox 4 mobile web browser for Android and Maemo devices. Android-specific changes in Beta 3 include:

  • 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)

Tons of other improvements are noted as well:

  • 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

You can try out the Firefox 4 beta for free on your Android device by visiting this link in your mobile browser.

[via mozillafirefox]

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  • imhowye

    the website keeps saying the page can not be found

  • RTWright

    When I seen this post, I instantly went to the market to download it. I love Firefox on my PC and my Mac at work, so figured I’d give it another shot on my phone. Now I tried the earlier beta for this and it was just horribly slow loading, even slower loading pages at times and had as you could expect, bugs all over the place. I uninstalled it and just said to myself that’s what a beta is, no biggie.

    It’s still beta so I’m keeping that in mind as I write this. It still got a very long load time just opening up the browser itself. I tried a simple site and it was 2 minutes and still waiting. Tried that exact same site in Dolphin HD and it loaded right up. So I’m satisfied with Dolphin’s browser for now. I’ll try this one again once it’s out of beta. The only reason I would want Firefox over Dolphin is to have compatibility with my PC and Mac browser 100% and not have to worry about any kind of conversions going on between them. Aside from that I’m totally happy with Dolphin! :D

  • aNg

    I’m with imhowye… nothing is there. However, I’ve been noticing this same issue quite often with more than one app I’ve tried to access on since the Android market has updated.

  • aNg

    I’m with imhowye… nothing is there. However, I’ve been noticing this same issue quite often with more than one app I’ve tried to access since the Android market has updated.

  • Pdaddy

    Fail. I have been using beta 7.

  • RTWright

    Note: My comments are about Firefox itself, not Market. Just wanted to clarify that part but as a side note, I’ve not had an issue with Market….. Yet! It updated on my Evo just the other day and has been fine so far. Now just prior to that, Downloads page wouldn’t load, it had constant connection issues. My guess those were due to them pushing the update that was finally hitting my system.