Mozilla has recently released Firefox Metro Preview for Windows 8. Firefox Metro will support both the Metro user interface as well as the classic desktop UI. This is indeed a great news for people who are avid Firefox users!
The world’s third most popular web browsers has just turned 10. Version 0.1 of Firefox, codenamed Phoenix, was released on Sept. 23, 2002 (although Firefox 1.0 wasn’t released until November 9, 2004). A lot has happened in these 10 years. Today, the browser is used by over 450 million people worldwide.
Mozilla has just released Firefox 4 for the Android platform. The application comes from Mozilla labs and is available in various languages. It supports tabbed browsing, various customizations and great bookmarking capabilities. Certainly a highly recommended download if you are an Android user. “Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, is excited to release Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android. Firefox delivers an intuitive interface, unparalleled customization and support for modern Web technologies. “
Finally it is here. World’s favorite web browser will show up in all new avatar, starting tomorrow. Firefox 4 will feature a whole bunch of new improvements, starting with its sleek-looks. But in case you are really impatient, you can grab a copy from Mozilla’s FTP servers, right now.
Firefox finally surpassed Internet Explorer in browser market share, in Europe. According to the data from StatCounter, Firefox currently holds a 38.11% of the European browser market, while IE holds 37.52%. Surprisingly, Firefox didn’t do much to achieve this. It is Google’s Chrome, that spiked up its market share from 5.06% to 14.58% in just a year. Basically, Chrome took most of the share previously hold by IE.
For those we are interested in using the Firefox 4 beta, the latest revision is now available for download. The Firefox 4 beta 8 includes 1415 bugfixes, a fine-tuned add-ons manager, an improved WebGL support as well as URL bar enhancements.
Finally, it happened…at least as per the data from StatCounter.com. The market share of Internet Explorer has fallen below the 50% mark. Although it still retains its position as the most used web browser, at 49.87% (and decreasing), the future doesn’t look too good for Microsoft. Mozilla’s Firefox continues to get better at 31.5% while the newest kid on the block, Chrome, accounts for a rather surprising 11.54% of the market, up from 3.69% in September 2009.
IE 9 beta downloaded over 2 million times in just 2 days, may finally compete with Firefox and Chrome
We are not sure whether you are keeping track of all the releases made by Mozilla regarding Firefox 4. The latest beta was launched recently on September 7th. Beta 5 now comes with even more features. Now hardware acceleration is switched “on” by default while there is also the addition of HTML 5 Audio Data API. Another important feature that has been added called the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), allows any website to enforce SSL-encrypted connections.