Mozilla has offered us a glimpse of the version of Firefox
in development specifically for Android tablet devices but has not yet revealed a
According to a blog post from Visual Designer at Mozilla, Ian
Barlow, the tablet version of the popular open-source browser “is an evolution
of its phone-based predecessor, with some added enhancements that take
advantage of a tablet’s larger screen size.”
The tablet version has taken its designs hints from Android
Honeycomb according to Barlow, drawing on the OS’s “minimalist design language”
However you will still know it’s Firefox with the distinctive large ‘back’
button and tab shape (see below).
Another signature Firefox feature which will keep its place
in the new tablet version will be the Awesomebar, a URL field which let you
search bookmarks, history and synched desktop activity.
Mozilla is taking advantage of the greater real estate
afforded by tablets, by including a row of tabs now available on the phone
version. These will appear on the left hand side of the screen in landscape
mode (see below) and on the top of the screen in portrait mode.
As we said there’s no word on a release date yet, but it’s
good to see that someone is working on boosting the number of tablet-specific
apps available for Android.
Source: Firefox For Tablets