Android to Get Mozilla's Fennec Browser

October 21, 2009

We already know that Mozilla's Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, is coming to Windows Mobile but now, Mozilla's CEO John Lilly also confirmed that an Android version is finally planned as well. During an interview with Om Malik, Lilly confirmed that Mozilla "will release Firefox for Windows Mobile and then Android". When asked why it took so long for Mozilla to adopt Android, Jay Sullivan, Vice President of Mobile for Mozilla said "Until recently, Android was Java, but they released Android NDK which uses C/C++ and that is what we program in, so we are now looking at developing Firefox for Android".

Neither Lilly nor Sullivan has given a time-frame yet but a (first) release shouldn't be expected before 2010.

To read more at the New York Times, please click here.

For more information on the Alpha 1 release, please click here.

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