Firefox 1.1 Beta Now Available For The N900

We told you a while back that the Firefox 1.1 Beta was coming very soon and today is the day its popped up. The 1.1 release has been worked on with a focus on polishing the user interface and improving UI responsiveness and performance.

Firefox 1.1 Beta Now Available For The N900

The update also brings a ton of new features, some of which are listed below:

  • Use volume rocker to zoom in and out on the Nokia N900
  • Download, First Run and Start page redesign to help you find and use your favorite Firefox features
  • Add-ons now auto update and view full add-on gallery from the Add-ons Manager
  • Portrait mode support on the Nokia N900
  • Form assistant improvements, including autocomplete
  • Context Menu with Open in New Tab and Save Image
  • Manage site preferences (clearing passwords and others)
  • Site Menu improvements and additions including Save to PDF, Forget Password and Add Search Engine
  • Web content theme update

In order to download the beta visit Firefox.com/m/beta from your N900.

9 thoughts on “Firefox 1.1 Beta Now Available For The N900”

  1. downloaded but still says version 1.0.0 I had to uninstall the 1st version and install the supposed beta but still the same

  2. Please try deleting the general Mozilla catalogue from the Application Manager’s repositories. Then uninstall and use the firefox.com/m/beta link to download.

  3. Will do. When I treid to install the first time it actually had to install the catalogue as it hadn’t already been installed.
    Will try thanks.

  4. hi i uninstalled catalogue uninstalled program the reinstalled. just the same I’m afraid always just version 1 shows….

  5. @laurence: try disabling the Ovi catalog, if you have this in your catalog list. and afterwards xterm -> ‘sudo apt-get update’ and ‘sudo apt-get install fennec’ worked for me

  6. ok got version 1.1 installed, FINALLY. As many times as i tried i’d keep getting the same 1.0.1 version. Ok, umm i see the improvements in this 1.1 beta, some features i like, some i don’t. The main problem once again, is that it’s slow to respond. I still choose the default maemo browser mainly because it’s more responsive.

  7. Thanks for all of the help.

    I did eventually get it installed. I must admit I would love to use it as my default browser but as onizzy has said it is still slower than the default browser. I also find that it seems to make my N900 a bit slower overall and as a result will probably remove it.

  8. I installed the 1.1b from that link but it’s crashing very often.
    If I start working with 2+ tabs and browsing web actively it crashes 🙁

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