Firefox for Mobile Devices¶
We have several different mobile products aimed at different tasks, devices, and audiences:
Building Firefox for Android. (Codename: Fennec)
Building Firefox for iOS, our general-purpose browser for iOS with desktop sync built-in.
For both Desktop and Mobile development, please bear the following in mind:
While you can build Firefox on older hardware it can take quite a bit of time to compile on slower machines. Having at least 8GB of RAM is recommended, and more is always better. The build process is both CPU and I/O intensive, so building on a machine with an SSD is also strongly preferred.
Fast broadband internet is strongly recommended as well. Both the development environment and the source code repository are quite large.
Though you can build Firefox to run on 32-bit machines, the build process for almost all of our products requires a 64-bit OS.