Download Firefox 4 Beta For Android Phones Now

Mozilla foundation has announced that the latest version of Firefox 4 beta for mobile phones is now out and is ready for download. If you own one of the Android or Maemo devices, you can hit the Mozilla website straightaway to download the latest version (Check out our earlier coverage of Firefox).

The new version is available for download in 10 languages and does not come with too many new features though it includes a new theme along with improved tabbed browsing functionalities. The main purpose of the release appears to be improved performance of the application. Firefox 4 beta for Mobile is said to be 60% smaller than the earlier version in its installation size. Also, this browser is said to be 25% faster than the stock browser that comes with the Android phones.

Mozilla makes an important point on their blog. Some technical limitations on Android OS would mean that upgrading the application to the new version will not automatically remove the older files that are no longer needed. So in case you are particular about the file size, consider uninstalling the older version and then install this new version of Firefox Mobile.