Firefox browser for Honeycomb revealed

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Firefox-Android-Honeycomb-2.pngFollowing the success of the Firefox browser built for Android phones, Mozilla are now hard at work building an app for Honeycomb tablets. Ian Barlow, one of the Mozilla design team, has revealed a sneak-peek at what to expect when the browser goes slate-sized.

Taking advantage of extra screen real-estate, Firefox for Honeycomb takes a surprisingly minimalist approach, without scrimping on the familiar Firefox features like the Awesomebar and tabbed browsing.

Hold the tablet in landscape mode and your tabbed pages will constantly sit on a left-alligned tab bar. Turn the tablet into portrait mode and they’ll slide away into a drag-down toolbar from the top of the screen.

All the syncing of history and bookmarks that have made Firefox so popular over the years return too.

No word on a release date yet, but with things moving at a far faster pace in Mozilla’s labs these days, we’d hazard a guess at it being just a few weeks away.

Gerald Lynch

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