Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Browser for Android smartphones

Mozilla has released its Firefox 4 browser for Android based smartphones. Firefox is available from the Android Market and for download on Maemo devices in over 10 languages.

The upgraded version of the mobile browser hides browser controls when not in use, to release more of the screen size to view websites. Firefox Sync gives users seamless access to their browsing history, bookmarks, open tabs, form data and passwords across computers and mobile devices.

The group has claimed that its browser three times faster than the stock browser on Android. Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from page load speed to graphics to overall performance snappy in Firefox.

Other changes include a save to pdf option which can save a webpage for offline viewing later. The JavaScript engine incorporates the new JägerMonkey JIT compiler, along with enhancements to the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey’s interpreter for faster page-load speed and better performance of Web apps and games.

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