Mozilla touts enhanced speeds with Firefox 4 Beta for Android update
Mozilla first launched the Firefox 4 beta mobile web browser in October 2010. Writing on the Mozilla Blog, mobile team technical lead Stuart Parmenter stated the biggest architecture changes emphasize Electrolysis and Layers: "Our alpha contained Electrolysis which allowed the browser interface to run in a separate process from the one rendering web content, resulting in a much more responsive browser," he explained. "This beta brings the Layers pieces which improve overall performance and in graphics areas such as scrolling, zooming and animations." Firebox 4 beta for mobile also incorporates desktop features like Firefox Sync (touting a seamless browsing experience between the desktop and smartphone) and the Awesome Bar (offering access to recent browsing history, bookmarks and tabs).
- read this Mozilla Blog entry