Mozilla has announced the release of Mozilla Firefox 4 for the Maemo-powered Nokia N900 and various Android devices. According to the developers, the mobile version of Firefox “delivers an intuitive interface, unparalleled customisation and support for modern Web technologies”.Firefox is now available from the Android Market and for download on Maemo devices. Firefox for Mobile is offered in more than 10 languages.

The developers say, “Firefox for Mobile allows users to take the Firefox experience they love everywhere and minimises typing with features like tabbed browsing, bookmarks, add-ons and Firefox Sync. With a sleek new look that hides browser controls when not in use, Firefox allows users to focus on the websites they visit. Firefox Sync gives users seamless access to their browsing history, bookmarks, open tabs, form data and passwords across computers and mobile devices. Firefox also offers thousands of ways to customise the features, functionality and look of mobile Web browsing with Firefox Add-ons.”

Firefox is up to three times faster than the stock browser on Android. Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from page load speed to graphics to overall performance snappy in Firefox.

Firefox for Mobile is built on the same technology platform as the desktop version. With modern Web technologies like HTML5, developers can build rich, interactive applications and websites.

What’s New in Firefox for Android and Maemo:

Streamlined Interface

* Focus on Web content: Features like tabs, one-touch bookmarking and browser controls that stow away when not in use help users focus on the websites they visit

Browse More, Type Less

* Awesome Screen: Type less with easy access to history, bookmarks and open tabs
* Save to PDF: Capture important websites, like directions or a boarding pass, to view offline
* Share Page: Share websites via apps like email, Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and more
* Add Search Engine: Customise your search engine list

Private and Secure Synchronization

* Firefox Sync: Access Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple computers and mobile devices with secure end-to-end encryption

Most Customizable:

* Firefox offers thousands of ways for users to customize the features, functionality and look of their mobile Web browser with Firefox Add-ons

Cutting-edge Tools for Web Developers:

* Firefox improves existing tools like CSS, Canvas and SVG to enable developers to make exciting Web pages
* HTML5 support in Firefox for Android and Maemo includes Location-Aware Browsing, device orientation, accelerometer, desktop notifications and more
* The JavaScript engine incorporates the new JägerMonkey JIT compiler, along with enhancements to the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey’s interpreter for faster page-load speed and better performance of Web apps and games