Firefox 1.1 Beta 1 for Maemo

Firefox 1.1 Beta 1 for Maemo is ready to install. For this release, the focus was some UI features we didn’t have time to put in the initial release. We are also using your feedback from previous releases and nightly builds to help improve the browsing experience.

Some of the bigger features include:

  • Form assistant improvements, including autocomplete
  • Start Page redesign
  • Auto update add-ons
  • Portrait support on N900
  • Context Menu with Open Link in New Tab and Save Image
  • Web content theme update
  • Manage site preferences (clearing passwords and others)
  • Improved Site Menu
  • Use volume keys to zoom on N900
  • Save page to PDF

As always, we’ve provided unbranded Fennec desktop builds on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can use these if you don’t have a Maemo device or to aid in add-on development. Add-on developers should use this release to update add-ons from Firefox 1.0.x for Maemo.

Note to Ovi Store Customers: If you installed Firefox 1.0 from the Ovi Store, you will not be able to upgrade to Firefox 1.1 Beta 1 (either from the N900 Application Manager or by downloading the software from Mozilla). We are working to solve this for future releases so that anyone can participate in our Beta programs. Don’t worry, though, if you got Firefox 1.0 from either the Ovi store or directly from Mozilla, you will be updated to Firefox 1.1 (final) when it is released.

We want to get as much feedback as possible before moving to a final release candidate, so please leave comments or file bugs.

5 Replies to “Firefox 1.1 Beta 1 for Maemo”

  1. I installed Firefox 1.0 from the app manager but I can’t install the new version. The problem is not only of the Ovi Store costumers

  2. Sadly, Fennec is a non-starter for me until Fennectrolysis is done. I do keep up with the latest versions and toy with it occasionally, but if I want to keep at least some of my hair, then I can’t use it day-to-day. 🙂

    Still, it is looking quite awesome (except for the lack of a cursor mode) and I look forward to using it as my main mobile browser once the perf kinks are fixed.

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