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Firefox beta app hits Android phones

Firefox beta app hits Android phones

A revamped edition of the beta version of the Firefox 4 browser has hit Android phones, aimed at speeding up searches and making it easier and more intuitive to use.

The upgraded, test version of the app boosts the speed of searches by up to 40 per cent, which Mozilla claims makes it about 25 per cent faster than the stock browser in Android phones.

And some canny programming on the part of the company’s devs means that it’ll now take up significantly less storage space on your Android at just 17MB, compared with a whopping 43MB previously.

Also new to the app are improved multi-touch zooming and support for ten languages.

You want the bad news? Well unfortunately, the app will only run on your handset if you’re on Android 2.2 or above. That pretty much limits it in the UK to the new additions to the Desire family and the new LG Optimus One – until networks get around to rolling it out elsewhere, that is.

Mozilla has yet to confirm a concrete release date for the full version.

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