Firefox 4 beta 3 for Android hands on: Mozilla browser hits the Market
So what's new in Firefox 4 beta 3?
- Improved support for both software and hardware keyboards
- Android-style menus
- Better integration with other apps when opening a link
- A save page-as-PDF option
- Improved Firefox Sync with new 'add a device' feature
- Full screen video and improved audio support
- Copy and paste support in the URL bar
- Developer access to a localStorage API and orientation events
Firefox 4 is also a bit of a space hog, currently consuming about 21MB -- ten times more than Dolphin Mini. And while I dig the desktop-to-mobile Firefox 4 synchronicity, I'm not sure it's enough to make me switch just yet. If I start doing more mobile surfing (which would make Sync more useful to me) and Mozilla kicks up the speed and trims a little fat, Firefox 4 will definitely be a strong contender for the coveted default browser crown.
Check out the gallery, or if you want to jump right in, use the QR code after the break. For more information, release notes and troubleshooting tips, check the Firefox Beta for Mobile website.