Mozilla releases new Firefox 4 beta for mobile devices

Mozilla developers released another Firefox 4 test version -- this time for mobile devices -- as they chip away at beta 11.The updated Firefox 4 beta for for Google's Android and Nokia's Maemo devices, which was released today, is said to be faster than the native Android browser.

Mozilla developers released another Firefox 4 test version -- this time for mobile devices -- as they chip away at beta 11.

The updated Firefox 4 beta for for Google's Android and Nokia's Maemo devices, which was released today, is said to be faster than the native Android browser.

It is based on the same code as the Firefox 4 desktop version -- also in beta testing -- and will give mobile users an "Awesome" user screen and Firefox Sync synchronization capabilities.

Meanwhile, the desktop team is working hard to release beta 11 and possibly beta 12 before a planned late February release. In meetings today, the team reported significant progress reducing the number of bugs and blockers but could not say when beta 11 will be ready.