Firefox Beta Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on May 15, 2012)

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. Notes for the current Firefox for mobile tablet release can be found here.

What’s New

  • NEW
    Faster start-up and page load times
  • NEW
    The user interface has been completely re-designed with a new Awesome Screen
  • NEW
    Re-designed start page with Top Sites
  • NEW
    Support for Adobe Flash
  • NEW
    By default, plugins are only loaded on touch
  • NEW
    Better text readability through font size inflation
  • NEW
    New panning/zooming architecture implemented for better touch responsiveness
  • NEW
    Google searches now utilize HTTPS
  • CHANGED
    Top Sites, Bookmarks, and History are now even more accessible from the Awesome Bar
  • DEVELOPER
    Pointer Lock API implemented
  • DEVELOPER
    New API to prevent your display from sleeping
  • DEVELOPER
    New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek
  • FIXED
    Reloading a page increases the zoom level (628269)
  • FIXED
    Blinking characters in form fields (665374)
  • FIXED
    Your previous tab session may not be re-opened on launch in some instances (697858)
  • FIXED
    Some text may appear too large (710808)
  • FIXED
    Opening links from external apps may not open properly. (711515)

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed (see 743598)
  • Unresolved
    Firefox Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device
  • Unresolved
    Text selection is not yet supported
  • Unresolved
    Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
  • Unresolved
    Find on page is not currently supported (see 695172)
  • Unresolved
    Flash is not currently supported on Tegra 2 devices running Gingerbread (see 703056)
  • Unresolved
    Forms are not yet fully functional (see 705201)
  • Unresolved
    Font inflation my sometimes render inconsistent font sizes on certain pages (see 707195)
  • Unresolved
    Full screen does not work correctly on Flash video (see 727421)
  • Unresolved
    WebGL on Adreno devices is not currently supported (see 736123)
  • Unresolved
    Changing the device orientation may sometimes yield unexpected behavior (see 740691)
  • Unresolved
    Holding the Galaxy Note's stylus close to the phone dismisses the virtual keyboard on the Awesome Screen (see 750511)