Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,809,424 Members 36,076 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[APP] Fennec Browser (Nighty Build) ! Must try.

Tip us?
 
invalidcracker
Old
(Last edited by invalidcracker; 20th May 2012 at 12:27 PM.)
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 51
Posts: 163
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cairo
Default [APP] Fennec Browser (Nighty Build) ! Must try.

Screenshots:




Download:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...ndroid-arm.apk

Hint:
Install phony add-on for desktop/android.
 
TheFrankenstain
Old
#2  
TheFrankenstain's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2,828
Posts: 1,085
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Moscow
Bad browser
The Following User Says Thank You to TheFrankenstain For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Siso93
Old
#3  
Siso93's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 82
Posts: 572
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFrankenstain View Post
Bad browser
Tell why!

Sent from my GT-I9003 using XDA
 
TheFrankenstain
Old
#4  
TheFrankenstain's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2,828
Posts: 1,085
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Moscow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siso93 View Post
Tell why!

Sent from my GT-I9003 using XDA
inconvenient and very slow
 
Taraen
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 148
Posts: 212
Join Date: Sep 2011
Unstable, slow, ressource hungry. Simply not good on a phone.
Take part on this: [List] Useful apps; Add your favourites!

Samsung Galaxy SL i9003, PARANOIDANDROID port based on CM10, MIUIv4 Theme
 
invalidcracker
Old
#6  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 51
Posts: 163
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cairo
That is alpha build. Firefox browser was'nt that good before.
 
simmer14
Old
#7  
simmer14's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 82
Posts: 413
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taraen View Post
Unstable, slow, ressource hungry. Simply not good on a phone.
get a life ! every modern day web browser is a memory hog & resource hungry ! does'nt matter weather ur on ur pc or ur phone... these days ppl have great equiped pc with i3 quad etc thats y they don't know the diffrence... i use win7 and sometimes opera and firefox use 600mb of ram ! u should first learn how these things works before commenting it's a slow browser or a memory hog..
 
Taraen
Old
(Last edited by Taraen; 20th May 2012 at 09:34 PM.)
#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 148
Posts: 212
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by simmer14 View Post
get a life ! every modern day web browser is a memory hog & resource hungry ! does'nt matter weather ur on ur pc or ur phone... these days ppl have great equiped pc with i3 quad etc thats y they don't know the diffrence... i use win7 and sometimes opera and firefox use 600mb of ram ! u should first learn how these things works before commenting it's a slow browser or a memory hog..
Haha, you made me laughing. This is now the fourth time I try FF mobile, and the user experience still does not improve.

I installed Firefox from Play Store, cleared the RAM (170MB free) and after starting, the first thing the app did was crashing. I opened the settings and wanted to look for an user agent setting but I found out that there is none. When closing the settings Firefox crashed. After a restart of the app I opened three tabs with this websites: chip.de (PC layout), xda-developers.com (homepage), google.de. Before doing that I looked for the memory usage: Firefox needed 54MB. After the loading process Firefox with 3 tabs took 81MB away! Also the font sizes on Chip.de were wrong.

Then I cleared the RAM just as I did before opening Firefox. In Opera Mobile (desktop user agent) I opened the 3 tabs and 2 additional ones: AndroidPIT and Facebook. With all these 5 tabs Opera Mobile uses only 52MB of RAM.

When loading and opening the pages (I sit right next to the WLAN router) Firefox needed much more time than Opera Mobile. Also the user interface of Firefox is not as smooth as in Opera Mobile.

I know that Firefox has addon support and on a tablet or a powerful phone with more RAM it may be no problem, but on our phone and that's what I am talking about, browsing with Firefox is simply no fun. Its unstable, slow and ressource hungry on RAM and CPU (= stuttering)

On my XPS 15 I use Firefox Auroa 14 and I like it very much because I is very customizable eventhough it is not as fast as Google Chrome, but here the difference is not really big. Furthermore DownThemAll! is only available on FF.

The biggest amount of RAM FF used on my PC was 400-500 MB (normal usage 100-200 MB) but this does not matter, because with 4x2,8 GHz and 8GB RAM you do not feel this and it is nothing compared to the amount of free RAM. Pages load fast, scrolling is smooth, etc...
You do not have these things on a phone and everytime I tried Firefox it only felt like a port of the original programm without being really optimized for the usage and the limitations of phones.

But hey: I've got a life, I'm not stupid, I'm not angry and I've only said what I feel when using Firefox... I'm tired of all thes typical "What's the best browser" wars all around the web.

Have a nice day
Taraen
Take part on this: [List] Useful apps; Add your favourites!

Samsung Galaxy SL i9003, PARANOIDANDROID port based on CM10, MIUIv4 Theme
 
invalidcracker
Old
#9  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 51
Posts: 163
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cairo
Lol! Guys i 'm just sharing an app i ve tried. i 'm on our poor device not any tab and it's working very well.

Btw that is not firefox on google market. I found that build greatly improved. if u want to have a try or you dont. so it is up to you i m not firefox developer

[ICS] GT-I9003

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Flyme OS Finds Its Way to the Google Nexus 5

Flyme OS is a heavily modified Android variantdeveloped by the Meizu team for their MX … more

MultiROM Makes Its Way to the LG G2

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen quite a fewflagship (and former flagship) devicesget to … more

Jair Player with a Major Update–Here’s What’s New!

Back in May, we talked a bit aboutJair Player, a nice looking music … more