Fennec beta 2 browser released for Nokia Internet Tablets

fenneclogoI’ve got a busy weekend with a soccer tourney, but thought you may enjoy knowing there is a new web browser alternative for your Nokia Internet Tablet. According to the Mozilla blog you can update to Fennec Beta 2 on your Internet Tablet (Maemo device at Beta 2) or Windows Mobile (at Alpha 2) device. When you visit the Fennec website you will see that this update includes improving the user experience, fixing bugs and improving performance. Keep in mind that this is still a beta release so you may not want to rely on it as your primary web browser.

The Mozilla folks list the intentions for this browser, that include:

  • get wider feedback on our approach to the user experience
  • engage Mozilla community teams, including localizers, and testers
  • get feedback from Web developers
  • encourage add-on developers to port existing add-ons and invent new ones for mobile

If you have Fennec on your Nokia Internet Tablet you should just be able to update it through the software manager. If you don’t have it yet, visit the install area on the site to see how to install it on your device.

Anyone give it a whirl yet?


1 Comment to Fennec beta 2 browser released for Nokia Internet Tablets

June 29, 2009

I could never get version 1 to actually render a page on my n810. I installed the latest yesterday, and will give it a whirl soon.

During the install it didn’t seem to recognize itself as an upgrade to the older version; the installer complained there wasn’t enough space to load. After uninstalling the old version, the new one went in.

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