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Right now, Firefox works on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 but not on the Xperia X10 mini. Why is that and will it be fixed?

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I have the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and would LOVE to have Firefox Mobile on it. However for now, Firefox is only compatible with the Xperia X10. Why is that and will it be fixed?

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This is due to the processor that the X10 mini uses. Firefox mobile requires a processor that supports the ARMv7 architecture, but the processor in the X10 mini supports ARMv6 architecture.

For a time Mozilla were developing a version that worked on processors that use ARMv6, but this has currently been stopped as there were bugs that caused it to constantly crash. Mozilla might start developing for the ARMv6 processors again but at this time they are not actively working on it.

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This is due to the processor that the X10 mini uses. Firefox mobile requires a processor that supports the ARMv7 architecture, but the processor in the X10 mini supports ARMv6 architecture.

For a time Mozilla were developing a version that worked on processors that use ARMv6, but this has currently been stopped as there were bugs that caused it to constantly crash. Mozilla might start developing for the ARMv6 processors again but at this time they are not actively working on it.