Accelerometers are most often found in SmartPhones and Mobile Devices. It is finding its way into Netbooks and Laptops as well. To take advantage of this nice gadget, Firefox is adding an API that will detect the screen orientation and pass it on to the Webpage to do whatever it wants to with it.
Firefox developers are planning to bring some very productive changes in the next version of their mobile browser, Fennec 2.0. This upcoming browser will support Hardware accelerated rendering and out of process web content.
So, finally Fennec developers are ready to bring a pre-alpha release on Android. One of the developers, Vladimir, announced in a blog post that they are proud to bring a Fennec build usable by general Android users.
Linux.com: "Mozilla has launched a contest to spur on development of add-ons for its recently-released Firefox for Mobile browser. Between now and April 12, developers are encouraged to create extensions or other add-ons tailored for the mobile browser."
While Mozilla has seen its share of the browser market decline, losing much ground to Chrome, Firefox could challenge another Google technology. On Monday Mozilla, announced that the Firefox OS mobile platform, previously known as "Boot to Gecko," would be used by a number of mobile carriers including Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telfonica and Tenenor.