The folks at Mozilla have been working hard to expand your browser choices. Beta 1 of Firefox 4 is available for free download www.mozilla.com/en-US/m/beta though ATT Android users might have trouble installing this non-Market app. Remember, this is a beta, so it won't be perfect. I downloaded it on my T-Mobile G2 and it ran smoothly with responsive panning and multi-touch. Some background graphics forget to load in overview mode but appear when I zoomed in a bit.
Both Android and Maemo have excellent built-in web browsers, so Firefox has got its work cut out. There's no Flash support, but there are some nifty features including:
* Firefox Sync to create a seamless Web browsing experience between desktop and mobile. Firefox Sync brings the browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, form-fill data and open tabs across devices.
* Awesome Screen to help users go anywhere on the Web with minimal typing.
* Tabbed browsing in thumbnail view.
* Electrolysis, which increases performance by rendering the browser interface and content separately.
* Layers, which improve the performance of graphics-intensive tasks such as scrolling, zooming and animation.
Hey, it's free, so give it a shot if you're looking to try a fresh browser.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview