While competitors try to hide as much information as possible about the upcoming updates, Mozilla took a different route and has now revealed it’s Firefox web browser roadmap for the 2012.
In the first quarter of 2012, Firefox 12 and Firefox 13 will receive already reported and well know features, so there are no surprises here. Here is a full list:
Promises seamless Metro integration.
As you might know, Windows 8 will expand Microsoft’s Metro UI, which is currently utilized by Windows Phone, Xbox Dashboard and other software giant products.
Trying to jump ahead everyone but Internet Explorer, which will also have a version specific for the Metro user interface, Mozilla has revealed its plans to create a “Firefox on Metro” for the upcoming Windows 8 OS.
What so special about it?
Speculation at its finest.
There is one thing that Microsoft has proven to be the case with the Windows Phone OS and that is: listening to user’s feedback.
Below we have listed of 10 most popular requests in the “Web Browsing” category.
Back in 2011, we’ve posted an article called “Alternative Windows Phone 7 Web Browsers? We Need Them“, where I complained about the lack of web page compression in the mobile version of Internet Explorer.
As if $23 million were not enough, Skyfire, a company behind mobile web browser for Android and iOS, has raised another $8 million in funding.
Although users can download Skyfire for free, which they did more than 12 million times, a video optimization feature dubbed as “Skyfire Video License” will cost you $2.99.
If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.
After getting to know upcoming Firefox 11 and Firefox 12 web browsers features, here is what’s next for Mozilla:
Firefox 13 Features
If you are wondering what Mozilla has been up to recently, then this article is a good starting point.
According to Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox Engineering, the company has been quite busy at brainstorming and implementing new ideas to improve Firefox’s security,
According to a few tickets that are floating around the bugzilla.mozilla.org web site, it looks like the company behind the open source web browser is really determined to save you as many bytes of memory as possible.
Originally submitted back in July of 2011, a bug #670967, which was marked as resolved just a week ago, aims to “fire a memory-pressure event when the amount of available virtual address space or physical memory is low”.
Available as a separate add-on as well.
Depending on how smooth things will go with Firefox 11 development, Mozilla plans to include a 3D web Inspector, which is already available in latest Firefox 11 (Aurora) builds.