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Firefox Aurora Notes (First offered to Aurora channel users on November 22nd, 2011)

Check out what’s new and known issues for this version of Firefox for mobile below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla.

What’s New

  • NEW
    We've made exciting changes to the latest Firefox Aurora for mobile! Find out more info in the Future of Firefox Blog Post
  • NEW
    Faster start-up and page load times!
  • NEW
    The user interface has been completely re-designed!
  • NEW
    "Request Desktop Site" menu option added
  • NEW
    Re-designed start page with Top Sites
  • NEW
    The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
  • CHANGED
    Top Sites, Bookmarks, and History are now more accessible from the Awesomebar
  • HTML5
    The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
  • DEVELOPER
    SPDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable
  • DEVELOPER
    XMLHttpRequest now supports HTML parsing
  • DEVELOPER
    Files can now be stored in IndexedDB (see bug 661877)
  • DEVELOPER
    Websockets has now been unprefixed
  • FIXED
    Blinking characters in form fields (see 665374)
  • FIXED
    Reloading a page increases the zoom level (see 628269)
  • FIXED
    Adobe Flash and other plugins are not supported (see 687265)

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
  • Unresolved
    Sync Now button is active even if the Sync is in progress (see 656594)
  • Unresolved
    Firefox for Android is English-only regardless of any device-specific language settings (see 695565)
  • Unresolved
    Forms are not yet fully functional (see 705201)
  • Unresolved
    Some text may appear too large (see 710808)
  • Unresolved
    Opening links from external apps may not open properly. (see 711515)
  • Unresolved
    Your previous tab session may not be re-opened on launch in some instances (see 697858)
  • Unresolved
    Some Android 2.1 devices may crash on startup (see 705874)