Mozilla Silently Launches Firefox 6.0 Beta For Android

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Mozilla quietly launched its latest Firefoxversion 6.0 beta at the end of last week. The mobile browser is available on Android market.

Firefox 6.0 beta for Android operating system fixes a series of bugs and bring more features:

  • More bug fixes and enhancements:
    • Move Find In Page, Share Page, and Save As PDF to app menu on Android (see bug 612193)
    • Implement the W3C DeviceOrientation Event Specification (see bug 615597)
    • Selecting “Tabs from other computers” on home screen directs to Preferences (see bug 639711)
    • WebGL textures broken when decode-on-draw is enabled (see bug 647802)
    • Tweaks to Firefox Gingerbread UI (see bug 659447)
    • Update Gingerbread UI for Preferences/Downloads/Addons and Context Menu (see bug 659457)
    • Tweak selection color in Gingerbread theme (see bug 660632)
    • [Java][SwiftKey] StringIndexOutOfBoundsException in String.substring() via GeckoInputConnection.getExtractedText (see bug 663445)
  • Important improvements “under the hood” and new technology features:
      • Touch Events (part 1 – single touch only): Expose touch events to content for better interaction with web pages and services, and improved compatibility with existing web content.
      • IndexedDB database storage for web pages
      • Better performance and improved memory management
      • Automatic text hyphenation with the -moz-hyphens CSS property (see bug 253317)
  • Creating a better web experience:
  1. Higher-quality image scaling (on devices with NEON-compatible processors). Smoother zooming, less pixelation, crisper display of logos, etc.
  2. Improvements for large-screen tablets: Optimizing Firefox for larger tablet devices, e.g. by adjusting UI elements, buttons, font size. (Phase 1)
  3. Visual refresh with new Gingerbread theme for phones running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread): A fresh look for the browser to look even more beautiful on Gingerbread.
  4. Universal Access: Optimized rendering of pages that use RTL layout (languages like Arabic, Hebrew) (see bug 634386)

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