Fennec 2.0 – Now with Firefox Sync Builtin

The Mozilla Labs team has been working very hard to move the core part of Firefox Sync (nee Weave Sync) into the main Mozilla source repository. They finished a few days ago. Now any Mozilla application can start to use the core features of Firefox Sync without requiring the user to install an add-on. The system is built right into the application.

The Mobile team integrated the basic user interface for Firefox Sync directly into Fennec. Now you can synchronize your tabs, history, bookmarks, form data and passwords – desktop to mobile device and back again – without installing an add-on!

If you’re using a nightly Fennec 2.0a1pre build, take a look in the preferences area for the Sync settings. We’re not finished yet. Plans for Fennec 2.0 include re-organizing the UI for accessing remote-synced tabs.

8 thoughts on “Fennec 2.0 – Now with Firefox Sync Builtin

  1. Your apps sound great.
    You need to build an interface with Safari
    So iPhone can enjoy your apps

  2. Thanks !

    That’s great – is there any plan to offer direct syncronization between desktop (Thunderbird contacts, events, calendars, etc.) and the mobile device via this mechanism? This is a looooooooong awaited feature, one that will MASIVELY speed up displacing Microsoft Outlook…

  3. @Ju : It’s still a kinda beta version, please wait a few moment. And performances are already great for the N900.
    @Joe : Mozilla has developed a native iPhone app called “Home“ that allows you to retrieve all informations from your Sync account on your iPhone from your all Firefox, everywhere, everytime :-).

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