Not anytime soon though.
After ditching its plans to continue the development of 64 bit Firefox builds that would be available to general public, it looks like due to the fear that Microsoft won’t release the 32 bit build of Windows 10, Mozilla has changed its mind again and has now revealed more about its x86-64 plans.
It has since updated the Firefox/win64 page and announced 3 development phases:
Phase 1: Release a separate installer with 64-bit payload. Deliver to users via “what’s new” page. Ensure 64-bit builds are served by default to those who choose to covert to 64-bit. Sans Flash Support. Sans the majority of binary Add-Ons.
August, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Up; Google Chrome, Opera – Down
After a small blip last time, it looks like Internet Explorer is back to business and is now sitting at the 58.46% % market share mark, up from 58.01% (0.45 point increase).
Modern UI for your new tab window.
If you love the Windows 8 look & feel then you will enjoy the Firefox metroTab extension. After installation, you will be able to pin and customize your new tab page with tiles, meaning pinning web sites, see weather information and more.
According to developer, it “also, includes some tiles that can retrieve information from their page and show it to the user in the same page.”
If you are one of the very few people who lives in India and are eyeing Mozilla’s Firefox OS phone then good news, as the open source organization in collaboration with Intex (India’s phone maker) has launched the Cloud FX, an alternative to the “dumb” phone.
The Cloud FX has a 3.5 inch, 320 x 480 resolution screen, 2 mpx camera and a 1 GHz processor, in addition to that, it supports two SIM cards, a feature that Indian market demands.
If you’ve been wanting to move the Firefox user interface to the bottom of the window, then the following add-on is here to save you.
As the name implies (Bottom UI), it allows you to push all the control buttons to the bottom, or even auto hide if needed. There is also an option to enable custom window control buttons on a selected location in cases when the standard control buttons are not accessible.
It’s almost the middle of August so it’s time to dive into the desktop market share numbers and as always, we start with the Internet Explorer, which is no longer in an uptrend, now down by 0.37 point, from 58.38% to 58.01%.
July, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
Another month, another report.
First in the list is Apple’s Safari, which is still in a downtrend and has lost another 1.24 point of the market share, down from 46.07% to 44.83%.
Here is one for the desktop PCs.
Recently, Mozilla has released the beta version of Firefox 32, which brings some rather unimportant features (with the exception of HTTP caching (v2), which includes expected performance improvements), at least for the average user and more HTML5 / developer goodies.
Want to know full details? Check them below,
Another month, another CEO.
It seems like Mozilla has been replacing CEOs more often than some people replace their socks and today the open source organization has announced “the chosen one”: Chris Beard.
Who is he? Mr. Chris Beard first joined Mozilla back in 2004 so he does know a thing or two about the company. Earlier this year he re-joined the company as the member of the Board of Directors and the interim CEO.
Another good day for Android users.
If Chrome is not exactly your cup of tea then rejoice, as here comes a new version of Firefox for Android and this is what’s new:
You can now customize your home screen pages, re-order them, chose the default ones, hide them and so on. Additionally, a browser will no longer have to be restarted when switching between different languages although it’s not like people do that very often anyway. For developers, there is a new set of APIs and you can learn more about them here.