Mozilla has announced that they are now supporting Android devices powered by ARMv6 processors with their Firefox mobile browser.
Mozilla Firefox for Android already runs on ARMv7 devices. However, older Android devices were based on ARMv6 architecture which could not run Firefox.
Mozilla spoke about this new development:
At Mozilla, our mission is to bring the Web to as many people as we can. Given that roughly half of the nearly 500 million Android phones in use today run on ARMv6 architecture, this is an important step toward making the open Web free to all. Firefox for Android also adds new accessibility features to make browsing the Web on a mobile phone easier for the visually impaired. Firefox for Android integrates seamlessly with TalkBack, the Android screen reader, with no need for additional configuration or installations.
Some of the popular Android models running the older generation ARM processor include: HTC Status, HTC ChaCha, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Fire XT and LG Optimus Q.
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- reviews • 39
- TypeMobile / embedded OS
- Source modelOpen
- ReleasedJuly 9, 2012