X

Having made the transition from concept to reality, Mozilla’s long awaited first beta for Firefox 4 has been made public.

The upgrade includes an updated Windows interface that’s said to be sleeker and easier to use with a new ‘tabs on top’ feature to make it easier to focus on web content, as well as control the tools in the web browser.

Apart from the facelift on the Windows interface, additional features include a new Add-Ons Manager, hardware-accelerated HD Video, Crash Protection which enables uninterrupted browsing by simply refreshing the page, and improved performance.

Web developers can also benefit from enhanced HTML support, WebSockets and IndexedDB which enables using structured storage in web applications to speed up or provide offline support.

New beta versions are expected to be released every two to three weeks, and Mac and Linux users will also benefit from the features currently incorporated on the Windows interface.

According to a report from StatCounter, Firefox has been losing some of its market share to Google Chrome in recent months. Globally, Microsoft’s Explorer holds the lead in terms of worldwide usage with 53 per cent of the global market share, followed by Firefox on 31 per cent, while Chrome has grown to 9.4 per cent.

BlueAnt PumpAirANC WebBanner 728x90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
Martin Logan 728 x 90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
Flick of a switch 728x90 1 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
240215 SAV R Volution CNewsFeb Leaderboard 1 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
QUEEN 728x90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
BEL2385 4SQ Dock Banners 4SQ 728x90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
Leaderboard 728x90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
Whatmough 728x90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
728x90 Iconic Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta
Aspire Vero Banner Intel CCF 728x90 Mozilla Releases Firefox 4  First Beta


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE