While Internet Explorer still has a firm grip on the desktop browser market Firefox is certainly the most popular alternative. Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari have all had mobile versions for some time now but Firefox still hasn’t reached a stage where it is really ready to take on the mobile market.
Alpha versions of Firefox mobile (previously called Fennec) have struggled to leave a lasting impression but the latest beta shows that good progress is being made. Here at Compare and Recycle our biggest complaint about Firefox for mobile is its extremely sluggish performance, especially on the Android operating system. With every version things get a little bit quicker but it still seems as though Mozilla have a long way to go before they can offer a real alternative to the superb mobile browsers already available such as Safari on iOS, the stock Android browser, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini.
It’s great to see that improvements are being made with every release and we hope it won’t be too much longer before we have a full speed and fully functioning version of Firefox on high end phones such as the HTC Desire and perhaps even one day the iPhone if Apple give their approval.