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How can I update Firefox for the android system on Acer 1 Aspire netbook ? Or how can I get adobe flashplayer update to work with old firefox ?

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U sing firefox version 3.5.1 on Acer Aspire One netbook. Any video content causes prompt for updated adobe flashplayer.

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Have you enabled installing from 'Unknown sources" in the Android application settings?

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

started using the android option.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  • mplayerplug-in 2009/11/29Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
  • The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20091022 Moblin/3.5.1-3.15.18.moblin2 Firefox/3.5.1

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Question owner

Thank you Swarnava but my operating system is android and does not open the .tar.bz2 files that come this way. Any other ideas ?

Thanks,

Richard

James
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For Android there is the mobile Firefox. Not sure if it will work. (The .tar.bz2 are for Linux) http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/8.0/android/en-US/


http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/8.0/releasenotes/ Firefox is available for Android 2.1 and higher.

Firefox requires 512 MB of RAM and around 17 MB of storage. However, Android 2.2 users can move Firefox and user data to the SD card using Android’s Settings app.

This release requires a device with an ARMv7 processor.

Question owner

Hi James,

Thank you for your ideas. So far I have found that the Firefox download is not proceeding because it does not have a mobile registered under my user so I guess I will have to register my Acer netbook to get any further.

Not very optimistic but thanks again for your thoughts.

Richard

kbrosnan
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For Android you install APKs not tar.gz files. http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/latest/android/multi/fennec-8.0.multi.eabi-arm.apk

Question owner

Thank you kbrosnan, I have downloaded this file successfully (which is a step forward !) There does not appear to be anything to read or activate this file in Acer's android set up so I may still be forced to give up on this one.

Thanks for the advice anyway.

kbrosnan
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Chosen Solution

Have you enabled installing from 'Unknown sources" in the Android application settings?