Update: Changes to Firefox for Android UI

As mentioned last month, Mozilla is dropping XUL (eXtensible User interface Language, an XML grammar used by Mozilla to define user interfaces for Firefox and Thunderbird) in favor of using Android’s own Native user interface. This move was to increase performance and handling of Firefox on Android devices. Mozilla has now announced “Flash is now a supported plugin in forthcoming native Firefox for Android.” This despite the fact that Adobe announced on November 9th, 2011 it is discontinuing Flash development on mobile platforms.

To clarify though, by “forthcoming native Firefox for Android” Mozilla means Firefox for Android 11 (release date: January 31st, 2012). However, the current Fennec (Nightly Firefox for Android) builds do support Flash.

via mozilla links


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