Firefox 5 beta for desktop and mobile now available

first_imgMozilla’s Firefox channel system is now complete, with the first Firefox 5 beta releases being pushed for both desktop and mobile users. There aren’t many recognizable differences from Firefox 4 at the moment, apart from the introduction of the channel changer mechanism and the relocation of Mozilla’s Do Not Track opt-in to the privacy tab of your Firefox settings. Do Not Track support has also been introduced in Firefox for Mobile, but it’s important to remember that the feature brings no privacy benefit if the header it sends is not recognized by the websites you visit. Firefox 5 beta also improves support for a number of web technologies, including HTML5, MathML, SMIL, and CSS animations.So if Mozilla developers weren’t busy cramming new features into the Firefox 5 beta, what exactly were they up to? Squashing bugs, of course! The full log is available here (and it’s a lengthy one) for those of you who want to know everything you can about the new beta channel release.If you’d like to take the Firefox 5 beta channel for a spin, you can download it from the Future of Firefox page — the download for Android is available from the Market. Aurora users who want to switch to something a bit more stable can click through the app menu to help, about Firefox, and click the change link to display the channel changer. You can also go totally mainstream if you wish and jump to the stable Firefox release channel.Thanks to the accelerated release schedule, stable users won’t have long to wait for Firefox 5 — it’s scheduled to land on June 21st.More at Mozillalast_img read more

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