Category: Firefox

Mozilla Opens The Firefox Marketplace For Android

By | October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Opens The Firefox Marketplace For AndroidAurora builds only.

For more than a year, Mozilla has talked about the Web as the app development platform and now, with the launch of recent Firefox Aurora builds for Android, then open source organization has revealed some of its development fruits: the Firefox Marketplace.

In case you don’t fuse Android or don’t feel like downloading anything, here is a screenshot to give you a better idea on how does the marketplace look like:
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Firefox 17 Beta To Include The Social API

By | October 15, 2012 | 11 Comments

Firefox 17 Beta To Include The Social APIWants to make your life easier.

After a bumpy Firefox 16 Final release, Mozilla has decided to reveal one of the upcoming Firefox 17 features: the social API.

While the company was not keen on sharing exactly what they plan to do with the API, a blog post informed that it might function in a Flock like fashion or as they put it, “As services integrate with Firefox via the Social API sidebar, it will be easy for you to keep up with friends and family anywhere you go on the Web without having to open a new Web page or switch between tabs. You can stay connected to your favorite social network even while you are surfing the Web, watching a video or playing a game,”.
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Download Firefox 16 Final

By | October 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

Download Firefox 16 FinalJust in time for the Windows 8.

Now here is something for all the Firefox users out there. With the approaching release of the IE10, here comes the answer from Mozilla: a final version of Firefox 16.

Being just a small update, the following build includes a support for web apps, improved JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection and a couple of goodies for the developers, such as: a new developer toolbar and various new web standards support.
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September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | October 9, 2012 | 2 Comments


After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop.

As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%.
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Download Firefox 18 Alpha Metro Preview For The Windows 8

By | October 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

Download Firefox 18 Alpha Metro Preview For The Windows 8Also known as the “Modern” UI.

As Windows 8 launch is just around the corner, Mozilla has revealed the preview build of the Firefox Metro web browser, which is currently available in the nightly build channel.

Although the very first mockups of Firefox Metro looked hideous, we must give a credit to Mozilla for all the changes as the current implementation looks awesome and matches the overall Windows 8 UI.
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Firefox 19 To Include Australis Interface

By | October 3, 2012 | 27 Comments

Firefox 19 To Include Australis InterfaceReminds us of the Google Chrome.

If you’ve been waiting used Firefox for quite some time now and new skins no longer satisfy your needs, then here is something to cheer you up.

According to the recent report, the upcoming Firefox 19 release will include a new UI called Australis, which aims to create a “smooth and streamlined appearance”.
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How To Create A New Default Firefox Experience In Your Enterprise

By | September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

How To Create A New Default Firefox Experience In Your EnterpriseThis is a guest post by Mike Kaply.

As a developer or designer, how often are you satisfied with “off the shelf”? Templates are great because they offer a natural jumping off point for your creativity, but if it were a “take it or leave it” proposition – most of us would leave it.

The Internet browser is no different. Firefox and Chrome are the jumping off point for providing the essentials for navigating the web, but to really make it work for you, there’s a universe of add-ons and extensions to customize the experience.
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Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Google Chrome 21 vs. Firefox 15 vs. Opera 12

By | September 26, 2012 | 14 Comments

Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Google Chrome 21 vs. Firefox 15 vs. Opera 12RoboHornet Alpha 1.

Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.

Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
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Internet Explorer 10 Is 8% Faster Than Google Chrome 20

By | September 21, 2012 | 33 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 Is 8% Faster Than Google Chrome 20According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.

As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).

Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.
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ZTE Launching Firefox OS Phone In 2013

By | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

ZTE Launching Firefox OS Phone In 2013If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the new phones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS, then listen carefully as we have some new details to share with you.

According to the recent report from WSJ, ZTE is planning to launch FOS smartphones in the first quarter of 2013.

Unfortunately, hardware specifications were not revealed but don’t be surprised if it’s not exactly a high end phone.