By Brandon Miniman | August 27, 2010 5:50 PM
Here’s a quick look at Fennec 2.0 Alpha for Android, also known as the mobile version of Firefox. If you recall, Fennec Alpha was once available for Windows Mobile, but Mozilla decided to cancel development around the time that Microsoft decided to focus on Windows Phone 7. The latest version of Fennec for Android is much more usable than the last time we looked at it, but it’s still not stable enough to be used on a daily basis.
The Firefox Sync integration is fantastic. It allows you to synchronize open tabs, bookmarks, and passwords from your desktop to your mobile, making for a very cohesive internet browsing experience (imagine starting a browsing session on your desktop and continuing it on your phone on your way to work, etc). Also new is the ability to save a page as PDF, but in the Alpha, it doesn’t seem to work.
Overall, Fennec on Android is still in “concept mode” and is lacking of the refinement necessary to work as a replacement for the stock Android browser, but it’s on the right track. To get it, point your phone to the Fennec download page.