By September 7, 2009

Fennec Alpha 3 online now


Alpha 3 of the rather foxy looking web browser Fennec is available for download and it’s pretty smooth. I have to say It’s looking to be one of the contenders for best browser. There is a lot of competition on Windows Mobile now, browsers appearing all over the show but this one has to be on of the most interesting. I urge you to give it a whirl

This is third alpha milestone of our mobile version of Firefox, codenamed Fennec, on the Windows Mobile 6 platform. This release is provided for for testing purposes only, intended to:

  • 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.

The initial focus of Fennec development was on building a new user experience that reflects Firefox’s design principles, adding touch screen support and other interactions appropriate for mobile phones and other handheld devices. Fennec preserves leading features like the Smart URL Bar ("awesome bar") and support for add-ons.

This Windows Mobile alpha release continues to focus on stability, performance, and integration with the Windows Mobile OS. This version also includes numerous fixes, better performance and further refinement of our theme.

To help out, visit the Mozilla mobile page to learn about our public weekly meetings, how to find our community on IRC, and more.

These release notes provide a "quick start" for the impatient, some highlights of what’s included in this version, download and installation instructions, known issues, and frequently asked questions. Please read these notes and the bug filing instructionsbefore reporting bugs to Bugzilla.

Installing Fennec

System requirements:

  • Windows Mobile device running Windows Mobile Professional 6.0 of greater.


Install a version of Fennec for your desktop PC:

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