Saturday, September 3, 2011
Do Androids Like Firefox
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 04:00 PM
"When I interviewed the head of Mozilla’s mobile division, I asked why there wasn’t yet a Firefox Honeycomb-tablet version. Thomas Arend assured me that it would arrive eventually, but noted that the company was making Firefox as fast and light as possible. He then added that the larger screen size and version advancements would allow Mozilla to “do some special things in our next version.”"
Firefox helped keep the browser wars alive and push browser technology further. However, web browsers are still a hot industry and standing still is not something any browser can really afford. While Android provides a competent browser, there is still plenty of room for competitors. While there may be some good reasons to switch from Android's default browser, I wonder if it will really be enough to drive people to change. I have seen the power of default choices and I suspect that without a good deal of marketing, Firefox faces a pretty tough uphill battle in gaining popularity.