Mozilla has just released Firefox 17 for Android. With this release, Mozilla is finally bringing support for ARMv6-based Android handsets which was pending for long.
Mozilla has decided to delay the release of Firefox for Android on ARMv6 platform. Now, Mozilla team is targeting Firefox 17 for Android to support ARMv6-based phones and tablets.
Firefox for Android will finally support ARMv6-based devices starting with the version number 16, which is scheduled to release in October.
We have already reported about the Mozilla’s decision to work on Firefox for ARMv6-based Android devices. As ARMv6-based Android handsets are currently very popular, Firefox mobile team sees lots of potential in this platform. Recently, Mozilla developers released a preview build for testing purpose. Here is a short video showing up Firefox on Samsung Galaxy [...]
Firefox on Android currently supports only ARMv7 platform, which means around 58% Android users even don’t have a compatible device for Firefox. Mozilla has addressed this issue now and support for ARMv6-based handsets is coming soon.