Design & Features of Firefox for Honeycomb Tablets Revealed

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Article by Raj Chowdary Posted: August 31, 2011

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It’s official! The browser wars are not limited to computers, but it is also spread to tablets & mobile phones. The latest announcement from Mozilla which has already laid its hands on mobile phones, states that it will launch a browser specialized for Honeycomb tablets (where Google Chrome is having a monopoly).

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The mobile version of Mozilla Firefox is not as successful as Opera Mini Browser which has spread well over the mobile platforms and offers you extensive and super-rich web experience on mobile devices, yet the efforts made by Mozilla could be appreciated and it is little successful in capturing a small share of the market and now with its latest build which is intended for Honeycomb powered tablets, Mozilla is expecting a rise in its market share and says that it will attract the users with its first of its kind features.

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Ian Barlow, one of the Firefox designer has unveiled the features which will be offered by Firefox for Honeycomb running tablets, have a close look at the features.

Features of Mozilla Firefox for Honeycomb Tablets

Theming

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Firefox will sit right on the home of Android 3.0 and will draw the overall theme from Honeycomb’s minimalist design and the most familiar visual elements like big back button and distinctive tab shape are kept to feel the Firefox experience.

Awesomebar

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Awesomebar will display tabbed menu and will allow you to get quick access to bookmarks, history and syncs with your desktop activities.

Tabs

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The new tabbed browsing experience in landscape mode will save some extra space and allows you to browse from a single window and you will be able to switch the tab with your left thumb while you can scroll through the content with your right thumb.

Where as in portrait mode, the tab bar will be rolled up as a menu item at the top of the screen, which in turn frees up the browsing space below.

So, if you are a Honeycomb user, and is waiting to get your hands on new Firefox, you need to wait for few more weeks as Mozilla is planning to release this build somewhere in September.

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