The long awaited Firefox 3.6 (Namaroka) Beta is going to be released on 13 October, followed by Firefox 3.5.4 on 21 October. With the final version shipping in November, Firefox 3.6 is set to improve performance, several new CSS features and other architectural improvements.
Stephen Horlander has posted some of the upcoming Firefox 3.7 Mac theme mock ups for you to see. Also, some early Firefox 4.0 Mac theme concepts. As he says: “One goal of this visual refresh is an increased amount of cross platform consistency where it makes sense.”.
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Just a year ago, Google had released the very first build of Chrome web browser which already has ~3.5% market share worldwide.
During the Chrome 3 stable release for PCs, Google Product Management VP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the Mac version of Chrome should be ready by the end of this year.
Also, Google Chrome Engineering Director Linus Upson said:
“If at the two-year birthday we’re not at least 5 percent (market share), I will be exceptionally disappointed. And if at the three year birthday we’re not at 10 percent, I will be exceptionally disappointed,”
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Although Chrome 3.0 is still in Beta, Google engineers have already started to work on Chrome 4.0 web browsers and revealed first pre-alpha builds.
As Anthony LaForge explained: We’ve officially bumped Chromium to 4.0.x to reflect our code freeze point for 3.0. There is still a bit of work that needs to be done for 3.0 in terms of stability and fixes, and to that end we will be pulling changes into the 195 branch (what will become the stable release).
Chrome 4.0 does not bring any significant changes yet, when compared to the latest 3.0 Beta snapshot.
You can download latest builds from the following page.
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Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape Communications has formed a startup called RockMelt which is supposed to develop a brand new web browser.
After sharing Firefox 3.7 and Firefox 4.0 functionality as well as user interface changes, it’s time to start focusing on the next Firefox release (code named Namoroka) which is going to be 3.6.
The upcoming Firefox version will be based on Gecko 1.9.2 layout engine and is targeted for early-to-mid 2010 release.
As you might expect, Firefox 3.6 will receive various performance improvements which include: faster startup times and greater overall responsiveness in user interface. Continue Reading