On the one hand, Firefox is ideally positioned to prove that Apple’s App Store policies are holding iOS back. A Firefox for Android that is best-of-breed for touchscreen post-PC devices but banned by App Store policies could either force Apple to open up or move Android ahead.
On the other hand, watch this video. Even in Mozilla’s own demo — which presumably puts Firefox for Android in its best light —doesn’t the whole thing look a bit herky-jerky, in terms of touch responsiveness and scrolling smoothness?
★ Thursday, 22 December 2011