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Mozilla Introduces Firefox 4 For Android Phones

Open source software maker Mozilla has brought out the Android version of its Firefox 4 web browser, which is available for download from the Android Market.

The Android version of the popular browser comes just a week after the company released the desktop version, which had surpassed 4 million downloads within the first 24 hours of being launched.

Mozilla has also launched the Firefox 4 web browser for the Maemo operating system, which is being developed by Intel.

The Android version of Firefox 4 comes with the Firefox Sync service, which allows users to sync browser data across multiple devices. Like the desktop version of the browser, the Android version also comes with tabbed browsing, bookmarks and support for add-ons.

The updated version also hides browser controls when not being used to provide more screen space for viewing websites.

Mozilla said that the browser is supported on Android devices that run on ARMv7, have Android 2.0 or higher, 512 MB of RAM and free storage space of 14MB.

Firefox 4 for Android also offers customisation features that let users change the look and feel of the web browser. “Firefox also offers thousands of ways to customize the features, functionality and look of mobile Web browsing with Firefox Add-ons,” the company said.