Earlier this year we had written about, how to install the nightly version of Firefox for Android on armv6 devices, but now Mozilla has included support for ARMv6 devices in the official version available at Google Play.
This is great news for people who have a low-end phone like the Samsung Galaxy Ace, LG Optimus One,etc. Mozilla said that nearly 50% of Android phones in the world run on ARMv6 and including support for these devices is a significant step for them.
- – Support for Android ARMv6 phones with at least an 800MHz processor and a minimum of 512MB of available RAM
- – Android (ICS/Jellybean) support for hardware and software decoding of H.264/AAC/MP3 audio
- and video
- – Jellybean support for Explore by Touch
Even though the change-log at the Play store mentions that we need a device with a 800MHz processor, I installed the new version on my Optimus One which isn’t the fastest phone and has just 512 MB RAM, but Firefox works fine on it. I haven’t overclocked my phone, it runs at 600MHz max.
Here are a few screenshots of the new Firefox on my phone.
Download Firefox Browser for Android from Google Play.
If you have installed the new version on your phone, please drop a comment below and share your views on it.
via Mozilla blog