Mozilla Ready to Bring Firefox to the iPad

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Mozilla is ready to make the jump to Apple’s iPad, and is working on what the group said will make for a much better mobile Web browsing experience compared to Mobile Safari.

 

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According to The Verge, the Mozilla team is working on an iPad browser that uses the full screen and cuts down on the clutter most other mobile browsers suffer from.

“We wanted to make something entirely new. We wanted to look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor,” said Mozilla’s Alex Limi.

Mozilla’s iPad Web browser is still in development, so the group hasn’t said yet when they expect to make it available to iPad users.

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Comments

Tom Schmidt

The headline is a little misleading. It wouldn’t be Firefox, which of course uses Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine. It would be a iOS WebKit browser, the built in iOS rendering engine, done by Mozilla.

ibuck

If Mozilla does produce a better iPad browser, perhaps that will motivate Apple to make the needed improvements to Safari ? for both iOS and Mac OS. IMO, Apple should already be doing this.

Lee Dronick

If Mozilla does produce a better iPad browser, perhaps that will motivate Apple to make the needed improvements to Safari

No means no. If I say no local storage then that means no local storage. If I disable caches then that means no caches. If I say no 3rd party cookies then Google shouldn’t put one. If I say no tracking then no tracking. If say so no popups then that should include popunders, Netflix I am talking to you.

ibuck

No means no.

Good comments, Lee.  I agree with all your specifics. And I want improved security too.

CJ

So they want to use the full screen? Safari does that. Unless of course you suggest that the menubar with URL space and all my favorite bookmarks is wasted space. And I saw something about them wanting to do away with tabs. Great, so I am to be stuck with one webpage at a time. That boat sailed a long time ago.

I’ll believe that Mozilla delivers a better browser when they actually show something other than vapor-dream-ware.

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