Firefox for Android

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  1. info

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    Firefox for Android tablets 'coming soon'

    For Android but not iOS. A consequence of not allowing iOS users set their own default browser?
     
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    What do you mean? Firefox is available on iTunes. Or do you mean an iPad optimized version is not available? Clarify please.

    Mozilla Firefox
     
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    Firefox Home in the App Store is only a way to make your desktop bookmarks and history available to the iPhone. It's not the browser.

    Unlike Safari and the other third party browsers on the iPad, Firefox is not based on WebKit. This would make porting it to iOS difficult. You'd basically end up writing a whole new browser, or depending on the Safari engine (also WebKit) like most third party browses do.

    It would be FireFox in name only.
     
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    Thanks. What threw me was this part of the description: "Start typing and the Awesome Bar takes you to your favorite and important sites." I assumed if it can "take you to your favorite and most important sites..." there was some browser capability.

    I use Knowtilus.
     
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    As a Mac user it's easy to keep my desktop and iPad versions of Safari synced, so I stick with that, except in the few instances when I need other features; which isn't all that often.
     
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    I really do not see the point of this thread as it is nothing to do with Apple iOS
     
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    Thanks for the Webkit explanation poet.
     
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    No problem. :)
     
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