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Flash Support Makes Its Way Into Firefox Nightlies

“Why people want that buggy plugin still floors me today, but Mozilla’s heard you loud and clear.” That’s how Firefox feels about Flash on a mobile browser yet has still found a way to bring it to you in their latest nightly build. I’d attempt to give you some sort of review or first impressions on it, but it appears to hate my DROID RAZR and Bionic. In fact, I’m almost wondering if we shouldn’t swap out “plugin” in that quote for “Firefox nightly.”

Download:  fennec-11.0a1.en-US.android-arm.apk

Install as you would any other non-market app.

Via:  dknite, Android Central

  • Anonymous

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  • http://profiles.google.com/soapinmouth Eric Steinberger

    what are the advantages of this browser, I want to like it but I just see none dolphin does pretty much everything ff does plus more without the mass amounts of bugs and lag

  • Illinipoke98

    Its taken Firefox, what 2 years now to produce a web browser that still sucks, and they are bashing flash?  I gave up on them well over a year ago.

  • Anonymous

    I really dont like how before Flash made its way to Android, it was all the rage, people absolutely couldnt wait for it, and it seemed to be the head of the Android Revolution, but now it gets talked about like, “Why people want that buggy plugin still floors me today, but Mozilla’s heard you loud and clear.” IMO it makes Android look bad, and gives apple guys something to laugh about because of how much shit we all used to talk about how iPhones will never have it. Personally, I think Android would be a lot worse off without Flash, and I dont understand where all this same-side hatred of what used to be a main buying/selling point for Android stems from. Kellex, you are practically the sole voice of Droid(VZW) on the internets, and i think its lame that you talk Flash down. My .02..

    • Anonymous

      Jobs had the right idea. By blocking Flash from iOS, devs were forced to adopt native and HTML5-based solutions for their media (since iOS is so ubiquitous and they wouldn’t want to leave mobile Safari users out of the loop).

      By allowing Flash for backwards-compatibility in Android (technically Google couldn’t have any say in the matter since it’s open source and free to develop on), web devs and designers have no reason to change a thing.

      If Google blocked Flash from the Android Market (the best they could have done), I wonder how much better mobile sites would be today. Damn, people could have agreed upon a standard codec for HTML5 video by now due to the demand left by the lack of mobile Flash.

      • Anonymous

        Yea but “by now” would have been pretty late dont you think? And i edited my 1st comment and it basically says nothing now lol, sorry about that. And also, i dont think Flash on Android is whats holding HTML5 back. Its more the fact that Flash still exists in general, as its much more widely used at home on computers. Adobe should turn their direction toward HTML5 right now.

  • Anonymous

    Why someone would want Firefox Mobile on their Andoird device still floors me today.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the fastest rendering and most web standards complaint browser on Android, beating Opera by a few hairs and absolutely decimating Dolphin and Stock. The only problem with FF is it’s sluggishness to load, which has basically disappeared with the nightlies.

      Before these nightlies, Fennec retained the XUL-based UI of desktop Firefox but now they went for a more native Android approach and everything is much smoother. The nightlies are still very pre-alpha in terms of functionality but the UX has significantly improved.

      • Anonymous

        I tried the version that’s on the market recently and it’s a horribly slow pos so unless they completely redesigned it with these nightlies I find that hard to believe.

        • http://www.nclf.net/ Goldman60

          if you read his comment you would notice he did say they totally redesigned it

    • NotRelevant

      The tablet version is really quite nice. I have it said as the default browser on my Xoom. Now the phone version on the other hand, i don’t know about because my OG Droid is too weak to run it.

  • Mps623

    Im sure this will run great on Galaxy Nexus! that is if we ever get it!

  • Zach

    Guess they forgot how buggy and laggy their firefox browser still is on Android….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    So they decide to support Flash as soon as Adobe decides to stop supporting Flash on mobile…great

    • Lmrojas

      Right? Stupid firefox, lol

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Lmrojas

        Again, do you want a ddos attack? Don’t troll our forum, you have insightful comments sometimes keep it that way.

        • Anonymous

          LOL!  A ddos threat?  That’s a new one.

  • http://twitter.com/darkzero7 Anthony Mai

    I’d be wiling to give mobile firefox a shot when it’s at a more finalized build. And I dunno why people want flash either, it is really buggy on the mobile web.

    • Billyrouth2000

      I dont know why people say flash is buggy, it worked great on my droidx and works even better on my droidx 2

      • http://twitter.com/darkzero7 Anthony Mai

        everyone has a different experience based on what they’re running on their mobile devices. It ran okay on my  OG droid, kinda buggy on my D2, and pretty crappy on my galaxy tab 10.1

        Now to be fair, running flash enabled sites works just fine on my tablet, it’s using interactive flash content where I have problems.

        Not to mention it was a serious battery drain on my phones.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see why these companies give flash such a hard time, obviously site devs like to use it, flash is very popular, sure it has it’s bugs, but it’s used widely enough to where it should be a main feature in all mobile browsers.

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Timmy

    Your on Wifi without using 4G LTE? Shame Kellex, lol.

  • Anonymous

    “Why people want that buggy plugin still floors me today, but Mozilla’s heard you loud and clear.”
    translation:
    “We can’t figure out how to put it in the browser so we’re just going to put something in there that doesn’t really work and call it Flash, maybe you’ll stop bugging us once you try it.”

  • Anonymous

    LOL

  • JMac726

     What does this have to do with the Nexus?

    • Anonymous

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      • Anonymous

        Your best friends mother is a whore.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think “whore” is an accurate label.  Read his comment.  She does nude webcam shows for a living.  She’s more of an amateur porn actress than anything.

          • Anonymous

            True, but I’m sure she still has some kind of V.D. So they do have something in common.

    • Anonymous

      STOP TROLLING FOR UNICORNS

  • Lmrojas

    Yay just on time for my asus prime

  • Mctypething

    Nobody cares about Firefox, except you it seems.

    • EC8CH

      In fact, I’m almost wondering if we shouldn’t swap out “plugin” in that quote for “Firefox nightly.”
      this statement would tend to contradict your rudely worded assumption.

      • Mctypething

        Why would anyone use a browser that doesn’t support Flash when there are a few quality browsers that do? Isn’t Flash one of the reasons we all like Android? Why this site continues to report on Firefox news is beyond me. The comments consistently support my belief that nobody gives a rat’s ass about a browser that doesn’t support Flash.

        • Anonymous

          You are mad bro…

        • Lmrojas

          Because we ALL want firefox to support flash. Without it, out on the top of all browsers now imagine with it. Firefox has potential.

          • Lmrojas

            Its out on top of most*

          • Mctypething

            Why even waste time with it then? Plenty of other browsers out there that already support it.

          • Lmrojas

            Like I said, once they intergrate flash it will be killer. Will it replace dolphin hd? Not yet, once they work out the bugs, hell yes. We are interested in its development, if you aren’t them don’t read the article

        • EC8CH

          “nobody gives a rat’s ass about a browser that doesn’t support Flash”

          commence giving a rat’s ass then about FF i guess?

        • Anonymous

          u mad bro?

    • Lmrojas

      Okay out seems you hate this site now. You went from annoying to intelligent back to annoying. Go read android central

      • Mctypething

        u mad bro?

        • Lmrojas

          Okay jeff bernard

          • EC8CH

            bernard burrrrrrrrrrrrn!

        • Anonymous

          trololololo