Many of you have heard or already experiencing the Firefox browsing experience on your Android Phone or Tablet. We hope your experience has been a great one, and continue to look forward to your feedback. The engineering team is taking it a step further and porting Firefox to a Native Java Application, which promises similar features you’re used to, but with a handful of improvements!

Development is already in progress, and many features have already landing.  You can find out more details in our weekly newsletter , as well as specific areas to test and focus on.    There has already been significant improvements in startup performance, responsiveness, and a much more fuller, native experience on the phone.    Native Firefox Android is estimated to launch in Q1 2012.  Here’s a nice recent writeup by Ryan Paul at Arstechnica.com

In the meantime, there is a Testday tomorrow (Friday, Nov 11th) that you can join!   We are looking for folks interested in a first look, alpha feedback, and want to share their comments and bugs around our product.   If you are a firefox user, and own an Android device, you don’t want to miss this event!

UPDATED: If you’d like to download and test:

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The new look and feel of QMO!

The newly redone Quality.mozilla.org (aka QMO), has just rolled out and got a newer and cleaner facelift to the site.   Spearheaded by our very own Aakash Desai and the contribution of work and ideas from many others, we hope version 2.0 of the site will encourage more exposure and usage of those who have an interest in what Mozilla products testing means.   If you are already familiar with the previous version of QMO, you should feel right at home while navigating through the site.   Here are some of the highlights of the site, described in the mozilla.dev.quality post by Aakash:

  • An introduction to Mozilla QA video
  • WordPress CMS
  • Landing pages for Mozilla Product Teams
  • Simplified Document Tree view
  • Planet QA blog feed
  • Shortcuts to Twitter / Facebook / RSS feeds

And of course, we continue to reorganize documentation, maintain QA events in the calendar view, and of course you can interact directly in the #qa irc channel directly via mibbit.   So give it a trial run and let us know what you think!