Firefox has finally moved from desktop to mobile, as Mozilla officially launched its first mobile web browser which is now available only on the Maemo 5 platform.
Mozilla Mobile Firefox version 1.0 enables Nokia N900 and N810 internet tablet owners to enjoy the browsing benefits of the world’s most popular browser.
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Delivering all your customizable browser extensions, or Firefox Add-ons if you will, Mozilla has also included the desktop-friendly Weave Sync with its mobile arrival. The handy feature lets you “Sync your Firefox tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords between your desktop and mobile device for a seamless browsing experience”.
There’s also Location-Aware Browsing, which enables you to generate maps from wherever your are browsing. The mobile browser however, does not include full support for Flash in the build, which is yet another blow to Adobe still understandably unhappy over its iPad exclusion.
Choosing to launch on Maemo 5 looks a smart move from Mozilla, who will be able to buy some time perfecting the browser on a relatively new platform before entering into more popular Android and Windows Mobile territories.
You can download the Mozilla Mobile browser for your N900 or N810 here.