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FireFox 1.1 For Maemo Coming In May (Beta Tomorrow) – Will Bring A Ton Of New Features

Firefox 1.1 is slated for a May release and will brings a ton of features that the team did not have time to implement in the initial release. The good news is that a beta will be out as soon as tomorrow, while a release candidate is expected on the 26th of April. The focus for 1.1 is UI experience and here is a list of the new functionality coming:

  • Form assistant improvements, including autocomplete

FireFox 1.1 N900 Maemo

  • Start page redesign

FireFox 1.1 N900 Maemo

  • Auto update add-ons

FireFox 1.1 N900 Maemo

  • Portrait support on N900
  • Context Menu with Open in New Tab and Save Image

FireFox 1.1 N900 Maemo

  • Web content theme update
  • Manage site preferences (clearing passwords and others)
  • Clean up site menu
  • Use volume keys to zoom on N900
  • Save page to PDF

I personally found Firefox to be a little slow and sluggish on my N900 and hope that the 1.1 release fixes that issue as well.

[via: Mark Finkle, MozillaLinks & @bvlad]

Video: Mozilla Firefox for Maemo (Beta 4) Demo'ed On A Nokia N900

In the following video, Jay Sullivan, Vice President of Mobile at Mozilla, demonstrates beta 4 of Firefox for Maemo on a N900 and needless to say impresses. Firefox for Maemo will bring the ‘awesome bar’ to the N900 and other Maemo devices meaning that you can simply key in words into the address bar and it will search from the web history for possible matches, just like on your computer. Next, it brings plugin support, tabs and importantly sync with your desktop browser so you can seamlessly switch browsing from a computer to the N900 without having to open each window separately by keying in the URL.

Firefox for Maemo was based on the same engine that will power the upcoming Firefox 3.6 client for computers.

[via: @luovanto]