Mozilla team recently sent a huge cake to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team to congratulate the company’s IE10 launch. The cake was “gone” in under 30 minutes, as tweeted my Microsoft. Seemed…it was really a tasty one!
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.
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.
Last month Mozilla Labs revealed the ultimate concept phone called Seabird. The uber-powerful phone which would include almost everything a phone would ever need is the brain child of Mozilla Labs community member, Billy May. Now, the lab shows a peak at what this ‘ideal phone’ should look like (in video!).
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.
Firefox, a browser that literally saved the web from a monopoly disaster, is now available in its fourth avatar. Although in Beta 1, version 4.0 is reported to be quite stable. Among its new features the most important is probably the new sleeker look, somewhat similar to Google’s Chrome, only better. It also features a new Add-On Manager, support for WebM format (to let you watch open HD quality video), and a better privacy control.
Mozilla has announced that the much awaited Firefox for Mobile is finally released. Currently targeted for Nokia’s Maemo platform, all Nokia N900 users will be able to use the world’s favorite web browser. Firefox for Mobile will run exactly the same as its desktop counterpart. Features include the Awesome bar, Weave Sync, add-ons, location aware browsing, tabbed browsing and even safe browsing.