Mobile Newsletter – 12/16/2011


Welcome Firefox Mobile testers!
Our goal is to provide you with mobile news and guidance towards how and where you as a tester can help out!

This Week’s Headlines!

  • Feature Freeze : 12/20 !
  • Context Menus for text fields
  • about: Screen touch ups
  • Easier Searching
  • Newsgroup archive is available :
  • Feel free to discuss issues you encountered in this email newsgroup!
  • Features to look at now:

What’s New in Fennec Native UI this week?

  • Context Menus for text fields
  • Flash : Click to Play in preferences
  • Font size inflation button in preferences
  • about:home screen improvements
  • about:addons screen improvements
  • Search engine(s) shows at bottom of the list
  • Search Magnifying glass to search words in urlbar
  • type a word and tap the magnifying glass on the right

What’s coming soon to Fennec on Android?

  • Find in Page
  • Robotium support
  • Character Encoding
  • Remodel of the Tab Menus
  • And more! (note: the above have to meet the 12/20 deadline to make it in this release)

How to download the latest Fennec Native UI build:

  • Enable ‘Unknown sources’ in Settings | Application Settings on your Android device
  • Go to:
  • Click and download the Android installer under the mobile section

Testing Areas, Tips and Tricks:

  • Head to your favorite sites and file bugs on sites that do not work or don’t meet your expectations
  • Download the Zippity Addon: and go to about:testharness to perform various tests
  • Explore away with testing these features
  • Nightly builds now support Flash (on Android 2.3 and Android 2.2)
  • Note: you will need to download and have installed the latest version of the Flash Player from the Android Market

We want to hear from you!

  • Feedback Questionnaire : What are the 3 top things that you think needs to improve? Please reply to this mailing list:
  • If you think you’ve discovered a bug, you have options:
  1. Discuss the issue in this email newsgroup:
  2. you can file it in Bugzilla ( under the product: “Fennec Native”, or just follow this link:
  3. You can also feel free to message this mailing list if you have questions in regards to features:
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Til next time,
The Mobile QA Team

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