These past few days, an influx of reports have
arrived with users reporting that the new Firefox on Android will
’ultimately fail to properly load web-pages’as strongly convened
from investigating the multiple reports.
Turns out for whatever reason folks seem to be enabling a tucked away
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) developer option — ’Don’t keep
activities’ with the description:
activity as soon as
the user leaves it’, which means that Gecko is likely killed when a user
tries to visit a URL from the browser’s ‘Awesome Screen’.
As Kevin Brosnan points out in our tracking bug 769269,
It is a nice find and an interesting case. Moral of the story please
keep this developer option disabled to prevent destruction of all the