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Firefox 4 hits Android and Maemo

Firefox 4 hits Android and Maemo

The latest, most advanced iteration of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has arrived on Android and Nokia’s Maemo operating systems.

Version four-point-oh is loaded with new features, not least of which is the ability to view tabs you opened at home or work right on your phone, which means you can continue browsing where you left off. And if there’s a link or image that you really like, you can long-tap it to bring up a list of social networks where you can share it with the world in an instant.

The so-called Awesome Screen gives quick access to your bookmarks, which are automatically synced with those on your desktop, plus history and customisable list of search engines. The search itself been revamped. Results are predicted intelligently as you type to give you faster access to what you’re looking for.

You can now also download add-ons to expand the functionality of the browser just like you can on the desktop. So for example, a Twitter add-on allows you to quickly tweet from directly within the browser’s built-in search bar.

And if you’re the style-conscious type, there’s also the ability to customise the browser with free-to-download themes.

It’s a fairly substantial upgrade all round and a definite step up from the stock Android browser. Better yet, it’s free to download, so what’s the harm in giving it a try?

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