It’s been quite a while since we did that post on Firefox’s upcoming tablet User Interface, and guess what, it’s finally here! Firefox for Tablets has just landed in Aurora channel, which means, you can now download it, test it, and make the product even better. The tablet version includes all the features we discussed in our earlier post along with some additional features. Here’s more about it :
The latest version includes new features like improved Tab bar behavior and a better action bar. Thumbnails for tabs appear on the left hand side of the page which can be hidden by simply swiping a finger to the left. The tab bar on the left allows you to browse comfortably using both hands, a feature which many tablet applications need. Among other features, the URL bar is stretched across the screen so to make longer URLs more visible. This also makes the Refresh and Bookmark buttons more accessible to the right hand. Here are a couple of screenshots of the improvements :
To test drive the fox on your tablet device, make sure it has at least the following features : Android 2.1 or later, ARMv7 processor, 17 MB internal storage and 512 MB RAM or more. The tablet version doesn’t work on ARM v6 processors. If you’re not sure, just check this list to see whether your device is compatible or not.
Overall, Firefox’s new tablet UI looks much sleeker and yes, it has a lot of potential in the Android market, where the browser wars are yet to take off.
Firefox Aurora for Tablets: Download
Image Credits : J.Flores
Screenshot Credits : Ian Barlow