10/8/2010

Firefox 4 For Mobile Beta 1 Now Available

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.

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E-Waste Is Destroying Our Planet: Here Is What You Can Do to Break the Cycle

E-Waste Is Destroying Our Planet: Here Is What You Can Do to Break the Cycle

The connection between the planet and tech production might not be immediately obvious, but using and choosing smartphones more sustainably is in fact a way to stop e-waste. This International E-waste Day we highlight the importance of tackling e-waste and how this can be done on an individual level by sharing a few mindful practices to help you to close the loop.

There's One Issue With 5G We Can't Ignore

There's One Issue With 5G We Can't Ignore

5G hype is everywhere, but it isn't just going to have a colossal impact on mobile connectivity speed and wireless networks. It will also dramatically boost the rates of mobile phone waste if smartphone owners continue to be apathetic about smartphones' collective impact on the environment.

Co-Founder of Android Showcased a Weird, But Interesting Phone

Co-Founder of Android Showcased a Weird, But Interesting Phone

After years of silence, it looks as though Essential are ready for a new chapter and it is going to be an attempt to shake up the industry once again. Recently, Andy Rubin took to Twitter to share a Project Gem phone that looks like nothing we've seen before. The form factor reminds us of remote control which we all have at home, but for it to have the capabilities of a phone is something new.