The great thing about extensions is that they allow you to customize your browsing experience to suit your particular needs. What it really brings to the table for the browser is an ecosystem of developers and users around it, giving it an edge which is extremely difficult to counter. This is what made it the biggest strength that Firefox had over Internet Explorer.
Now we’ve seen with the success of Firefox and iPhone App Store how important an ecosystem really is to a product. And now, Firefox brings it’s biggest strength to mobile with Fennec (mobile version of Firefox).
The first extension to be released for Fennec is URL Fixer, a handy tool that corrects typos in URLs typed in the address bar.
Just as in PC, extensions will be a killer feature for Fennec. This is bad news for current players in the market because you can counter Tabbed Browsing, Search Integration, Spell Checking, Session Restore, RSS Feeds blah, blah, blah etc; but it’s very difficult to counter an ecosystem. And that too a real big one, because Fennec will be leveraging an already flourishing ecosystem on the PC.
What extensions would you like to see in a mobile browser?