Firefox 9 Beta for desktop and Android now available
Mozilla has announced the availability of the beta channel version of Firefox 9 for the desktop and Android for download and testing. The beta channel release for desktop brings new features and enhancements for the end user and adds new developer features.
Source: blog.mozilla.com In the new Firefox 9 Beta for Android, a new tablet browsing experience gives the browser a new look that makes better use of the larger screen. There are now noticeable differences between the Android phone and tablet versions. On larger tablet screens, it is possible to use the full screen to browse: tab optimisation allows the user to easily switch between tabs while viewing the site but they can also swipe left to hide tabs for a full-screen view. A new action bar with quick access buttons allows the user to rapidly open the Firefox preferences, add-ons and downloads, navigate backwards and forwards, and bookmark pages.
Camera support has also been enabled so that HTML5 developers can use it as an input device. The HTML5 Form Validation API automatically validates form fields with numbers, email addresses and URLs without developers needing to write their own code. The Firefox 9 Beta for Android is available to download from the Android Market.