Firefox launches iPhone app that’s not a browser

by Jason on July 16, 2010 · 0 comments

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Word on the street (depending on the street) is that Firefox now runs on the iPhone – kinda.  Rather than try to get an actual alternative browser into the App Store, this is a way to provide access to your Firefox browser history, open tabs, and bookmarks by way of Firefox Sync.

I’ve been using a single computer for most of the year, so I’d forgotten about Firefox Sync, but I remember it being fairly handy, and yeah, I could see this as being pretty useful if I actually used my iPhone browser in cases where it wasn’t absolutely necessary (the iOS 4.0 upgrade really killed my enthusiasm, but the reality is that I haven’t been in a lot of situations where I’ve been away from a desk and wanted to browse the internet.)

What gets me most about all this is that it highlights the widening gap – in some areas, at least – between Firefox and Safari.  I’m using Safari pretty much exclusively right now, but the lack of remembered tabs keeps pulling me the other way, frankly.  Things like this just keep reminding me to think about switching again.

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