Laptop web-browsing has now taken a new turn. Firefox 3.6 will now support screen orientation detection in laptops with accelerometers. Although at this point not too many laptops come with built-in accelerometers, this definitely marks a new era of web-browsing. Ofcourse this technology will probably be more realistic for tablet computers (e.g. the upcoming Apple Tablet etc.) instead of regular laptops.
Mozilla evangelist Christopher Blizzard explains, “One new feature that we’re including as part of Firefox 3.6 is support for web pages to access machine orientation information if it’s available. Many modern MacBooks and ThinkPads contain devices and drivers that expose this information. We’ve added support for Linux, Macs and some ThinkPads where drivers and devices are available”.