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Is Mozilla artificially boosting Firefox's version number?

It seems that Mozilla are in a rush to push Firefox into higher version numbers as fast as possible. Mozilla's explanation for the increase in version number turnover is that it has moved to 'rapid development cycle' to get new features into the hands of users as quickly as possible, but looking at Mozilla's roadmap I'm not so sure.

June 27, 2011

Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo hits RC stage

Mozilla has released the first release candidate of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo, which the company said offers faster scrolling, a more responsive interface with Firefox Sync and other usability improvements.The release candidate (RC) supports common Firefox 4 features, such as the Awesome Bar, Sync and Firefox add-ons.

March 24, 2011 by

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 worldwide

The new-look browser features HTML 5 support, a redesigned user interface and added privacy features. Mozilla also said that tweaks to the JavaScript engine make it the fastest Firefox yet

March 22, 2011 by

Firefox 4 now available

The Mozilla team this morning officially released the public version of Firefox 4.Version 4 desktop release features a redesigned user interface, new JavaScript engine, hardware acceleration, new synchronization capabilities and up to date support for important web technologies such as HTML5 and WebGL.

March 21, 2011 by

Firefox 4 beta 11 released

As promised, the Mozilla team released Firefox 4 beta 11 this afternoon.The open source browser company published a brief report on the 11th beta, which features a new "Do Not Track" privacy feature.

February 8, 2011 by

Do Not Track technology gains steam, but hurdles remain

Mozilla has proposed technology that would allow the user to implement so-called Do Not Track features to stymie behavioral advertising. The big question is whether these moves by Mozilla, Google and Microsoft will be enough to take Do Not Track features mainstream.

January 23, 2011 by

Windows Phone: more smart, less phone?

Given that I've gone from a Windows Mobile fan to something of a Windows Mobile diehard in my phone use (I've been disappointed with the glacial development and short term solutions of the last two Windows Mobile releases even as I've enjoyed new features and the best mobile browser anywhere - Skyfire not Mobile IE, of course), I'm still undecided about how much I like Windows Phone 7.

February 18, 2010 by

Is Mozilla preparing to ditch Firefox add-ons as we know them?

One of the features that attract geeks and power users to Firefox is add-ons. these simple browser extensions allow you to customize pretty much everything about the browser, from the page being displayed to the browser itself. Extensions are powerful stuff, but Mozilla is working on a project that could see add-ons as we know them disappear.

January 10, 2010 by

Microsoft isn't the only one developing a hardware-accelerated browser

Microsoft, with IE 9, isn't the only browser provider planning to harness hardware acceleration. Mozilla is planning to do the same with Firefox. Firefox developers have posted a prototype demonstrating the ability to take advantage of Direct2D and DirectWrite. Google is interested in the possibilities of hardware-accelerating Chrome, as well, as's Stephen Shankland notes.

November 23, 2009 by

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