Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Firefox will adopt the native user interface of Android

Mozilla announced this weekend that would give Firefox XUL technology in order to adopt the native user interface of Android . The browser will retain the Gecko rendering engine.

A concern for extensions

With this major change, the browser should provide a starting time shortened, less memory-intensive and operate more smoothly with respect to the multi-touch interface. All these improvements should help to make Firefox more popular on Android.

But the downside to this transition is that the extensions using XUL technology will no longer be supported. Mozilla said it was seeking an alternative to being able to provide support for extensions, but no decision has yet been taken

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