The next release of Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is live and now available in the Android Market (find by opening the Market application on your phone and searching for “Mozilla Firefox.”) (Note: To ensure smooth updates, we ask existing beta users on Android to please uninstall previous Firefox betas before installing this release.) The Maemo builds are available for download here . Although we’re getting close, Firefox 4 Beta still needs your help, testing and feedback to build an amazing browser.
For this release, we made a number of changes to the look of Firefox 4 Beta, made discovery of add-ons easier, added the ability to save websites as PDFs to read later, fixed some keyboard issues and included support for complex scripts such as Arabic and Persian (on devices with the appropriate fonts). You can find more details on the user experience updates from Lead UX Designer, Madhava Enros.
We design Firefox on mobile devices to minimize typing because typing on phones is difficult and time consuming. Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo now has support for “copy and paste” in the URL bar. We also simplified the setup process for Firefox Sync to reduce the amount of typing needed to securely access your browsing history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords from your desktop to your phone, making it easy (woot!) to get to (and even log in to) any site with minimal typing.