Users of the Mozilla’s Firefox for Android should head over to Firefox’s nightly page and grab the newest update which brings Chromecast support to the popular third-party browser. With the update users can navigate to tools > mirror screen in the browser’s settings to cast tabs and videos to Google’s handy streaming stick. As previously mentioned, this is a nightly build and therefore an experimental feature. Head over to Firefox’s download page to grab the update and let us know in the comments how it works.
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Mozilla announced today the availability of its Firefox for Android browser for a slew of new devices including the HTC Status, HTC ChaCha, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Fire XT, LG Optimus Q and many more.
Before today, Mozilla’s mobile browser only supported devices utilizing an ARMv7 processor. The company has now opened up the software to support ARMv6 architecture, meaning another 50 percent of the world’s entire fleet of Android devices can now download and run Firefox for Android. While this may not seem like a significant milestone, Mozilla believes otherwise, claiming that “this is an important step toward making the open Web free to all.”
Adobe discontinuing Flash support for mobile browsers came as a shock for most when the announcement was made. What is even more surprising is that even with this announcement Firefox has implemented the plug-in into its nightly builds. While those who have installed the mobile version of the popular web browser have been calling it for a while now, even developers are puzzled. Dknite was quoted to say in his blog:
“Since Firefox’s for Android inception back in March 2010, the top request and comment is ‘We want Flash, We Want Flash!’ Why people want that buggy plugin still floors me today, but Mozilla’s heard you loud and clear.”
So while I haven’t tested this personally, those of you interested in taking it for a test run can download the file below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. Make sure that when you go to manually install it, that you have the Unknown Sources option checked under the application area of your settings. With Flash being discontinued it will be interesting to see how long flash support will remain in any of the browsers. Who knows, maybe Sibblingz Spaceport 3.0 will take the place of Flash down the road.
For those of you who aren’t fond of the stock Android browser or just want to try something new, Mozilla Firefox has just released Beta 4 of Firefox 4 for Android.
Firefox 4 Beta 4 for Android is a large file to download, however, clocking in at 13.70 MB. This amount only increases with bookmarks, add-ons, etc.
For the full changelog of Firefox 4 Beta 4, hit the break!
You can download Beta 4 from your Android device here.