Firefox for Android (Fennec) builds updating 'nightly'

If you've been following the development of Mozilla's Firefox browser for Android phones, you might be interested to know that Mozilla has just begun releasing nightly updates of Firefox Mobile (code-name Fennec) for Android.

Fennec (Firefox Mobile)  on Android
Mozilla continues developing a mobile version of Firefox for Android.

If you've been following the development of Mozilla's Firefox browser for Android phones , you might be interested to know that Mozilla has just begun releasing nightly updates of Firefox Mobile (code-name Fennec) for Android.

The nightly builds still reflect the early-days pre-alpha version of Fennec like the one we test-drove in April. Needless to say, these builds are targeting dedicated testers and bug-hunters who don't mind rebooting their phones when instability strikes.

If you'??ve got an Android phone running version 2.0 of the operating system or higher, you'??ll need to uninstall previous builds of Fennec before downloading the latest. Manual uninstallation and reinstallation will be temporary, however. Auto-updating will come to Android developers and testers eventually.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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