Almost a year back Mozilla started developing the most innovative version of its browser, Firefox 4. Till today they are busy in fixing the bugs found during building beta versions. And yes, it took a long time!
Firefox 4 Maybe By March End!
Upon all this, yesterday we got a latest update which said Mozilla is planning to finish Firefox 4 RC by February 25. Well again a delay. It was previously planned for mid of February and Final version by February end.
Well the Mozilla’s vice president said for Mobile Firefox, Jay Sullivan said on his website yesterday that Mozilla is planning to release Final version of Firefox by end of march.
He continued saying,
This date may, however, move back slightly more, if before that significant errors were found in the browser. More beta versions of the browser are expected until we reach zero bug.
First Look At Firefox 5
Mozilla is yet to release Firefox 4 and has already planning how Firefox 5 should look like!
Firefox 5 is scheduled to be released by first half of this year to achieve the Mozilla’s 2011 plan. Sources have said that Mozilla has already started developing Firefox 5. Firefox 5’s UI modification will be beyond simple chromification!
This week’s UI weekly meeting pointed out some expected features or changes in Firefox 5,
- Improved Sharing
- Location bar cleanup
- Search box cleanup
- Home tab
- App tabs global, chromeless
- Silent updates, stub installer, Mac install experience
- tab sliding, plugin focus, add-ons 3 sec warning
- New Tab
- Taskbar web apps
- User control over extensions
Following are some of the early looks of Firefox 5 layout,
These images clearly says Firefox 5 will be site-specific browser just similar to Internet Explorer 9. The tab will be dedicated to the site opened on it by integrating a navigation menu and site links within a site tab.
Firefox 5 will with 240px dedicated to search engine field.
Looking at all this screenshots, Mozilla is clearly aiming for web applications by turning websites into apps. The typical Windows shortcut to a website is also changed into an actual application icon.
Well these are the latest buzz by Mozilla team to all of us. Hope you guys are excited to see the next generation of Firefox browser which will be totally different to Firefox 4! Browser war is on! Yes! Firefox is back into Browser war!
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