Category: Upcoming

Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

By | September 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

With the upcoming addition of Type Inference, a new JavaScript type inference engine for Firefox 9, Mozilla has recently included its benchmark results in the AreWeFastYet web site.

According to the source, Jaegermonkey with TI enabled scores well above its predecessors and even manages to beat Google Chrome in the SunSpider JavaScript test.
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Firefox To Receive New Download Manager

By | September 13, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox To Receive New Download Manager

Potentially in Firefox 9.

The latest nightly builds of Firefox web browser now includes a new download manager, which can be accessed via icon or simply by tapping CTRL+J keys.

As seen in the screenshot above, it looks like Mozilla hasn’t just implemented a yet another icon. Instead, users will be able to see download progress and its estimate without accessing the mentioned download manager.

Via: Geek.com

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript Performance

By | September 7, 2011 | 35 Comments

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript PerformanceExciting times ahead.

Good news for all the Firefox users and bad for its competitors, the upcoming Firefox 9 release will offer a significant JavaScript performance increase.

According to various reports, the latest Firefox 9 nightly builds score up to 32% more in JS benchmarks when compared to Firefox 6 and it’s not even finished yet.
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IE Will Drop Under 50% By Mid 2012

By | September 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

IE Will Drop Under 50% By Mid 2012

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will lose its place as the majority browser next summer, according to statistics published by Web metrics company Net Applications.
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Mozilla Previews Firefox for Tablets

By | August 30, 2011 | 11 Comments

Mozilla Previews Firefox for Tablets

Mozilla has offered a first glimpse of its Firefox for Tablets web browser.
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Firefox 8 To Use IE9 Like User Protection

By | August 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 8 To Use IE9 Like User Protection

It looks like Mozilla is implementing more and more features from its competitors.

Just like in Internet Explorer 9, starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block web browser add-ons that are not yet approved by the user.

In case other software installs an add-on, Firefox 8 will disable it and notify the user.

In the world where a plenty of companies inject their add-ons into Firefox, such as: Skype, anti-virus software, etc. it’s a very welcomed step nonetheless.

“There Is No Free Lunch” – Mozilla

By | August 26, 2011 | 23 Comments

ThereMozilla’s chairwoman Mitchell Baker responded to criticism regarding the rapid release cycle in a recent blog post.

She started by acknowledging the problem and ensured that while the current rapid release cycle is far from perfect, Mozilla is working hard to make it more useful for the majority of its userbase.

However, due to the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, Baker believes that it is necessary for the browser to follow this breakneck pace.
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Mozilla Won’t Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After All

By | August 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mozilla Won't Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After AllMozilla will not get rid of the version number present in Firefox’s “About” box after all, putting an end to a ┬árather heated debate that first surfaced a few weeks ago.

There are no plans to adjust the version number. It will remain in its current place in the About window, and we are going to continue with the current numbering scheme. - Alex Faaborg, a principal designer at Mozilla

In another message in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion list, Faaborg blamed “miscommunication inside of the user experience team” for the commotion about the departing version number.
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Firefox 9 To Feature Speed Dial

By | August 25, 2011 | 20 Comments

Firefox 9 To Feature Speed DialWelcome to the 4 years ago.

According to the latest article on wiki.mozilla.org, Firefox 9 will be borrowing various Opera Speed Dial elements (introduced in Opera 9.2 on April, 2007) for its own good.

The following post covers some of the upcoming Firefox 9 new tab page features and mentions:
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F1 Online: The Game

By | August 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

F1 Online: The Game

You just lost it.

Codemasters, a British game developer, has announced an upcoming Formula 1 title that is set to be playable in a web browser.

According to the press release, a free-to-play game will use the Unity game engine and feature some of the well know tracks, including: Monaco and Silverstone.

When is is coming? In the first quarter of 2012

Via Digitalspy.