Mobile Newsletter – Week of December 2nd 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!

  • Readability improvements
  • User Agent switcher – allows for fetching desktop version of web sites
  • Viewport support : web page no longer wider for pages that use viewport
  • General panning and zooming improvements with more to follow

What’s New in Fennec Native UI< this week?

  • draft of about:home
  • console.log support in logcat
  • user agents – allows for mimicking desktop web site
  • viewport support : web page no longer wider for pages that use viewport

In Other News:

What’s coming soon to Fennec on Android?

  • recommended addons from AMO support
  • double tap zoom
  • remodelled about:home
  • And more!

How to download the latest Fennec Native UI build:

  • Enable ‘Unknown sources’ in Settings | Application Settings on your Android device
  • 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
  • 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!

  • Any feedback on the newsletter can go to: Naoki at

Til next time,
The Mobile QA Team

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