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Developer(s)Nokia's maemo project
Final release
1.0.4 / December 17, 2008 (2008-12-17)
Engine under MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license



It is shipped with Nokia's

770 via the 'Hacker Editions' of the operating system. In place of Mozilla's XUL-based user interface, MicroB uses the Maemo-native (GTK-based) Hildon API
and widgets.


MicroB was initially released as a

third-party developers and community members to develop and port plugins, and help shape the development of the browser.[1] It was updated several times before it replaced Opera as Internet Tablet OS's default browser with the release of Internet Tablet OS 2008 on November 18, 2007 with the N810.[2]


MicroB is

SVG support is disabled due to unacceptable performance, and XUL is not included to reduce size and decrease memory consumption.[3] As XUL is not included, most Firefox plugins require porting and repackaging before they can be used with MicroB. In place of XUL, MicroB uses GTK and the Hildon UI toolkit to provide a native interface.[4]


Add-ons usually need to be ported. The Maemo Browser Extras project is responsible for a large number of the available add-ons.[5]

Some MicroB Plugins

MicroB Plugins



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