Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware Acceleration

By | August 20, 2010 | 11 Comments


Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware AccelerationIt looks like the upcoming Firefox 4 Beta 4 release is set to include Firefox Sync; a feature that allows users to synchronize bookmarks, tabs, history, preferences, etc. among Firefox desktop and mobile platforms.

Furthermore, Beta 4 will have hardware acceleration enabled by default on Windows machines.

If everything goes as expected, we shall see the availability of Firefox 4 Beta 4 next Monday (August 23rd).

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  • Ichann

    So they are going to use there mobile API for this.

  • Tiago Sá

    I was going to clarify a point on this, but then I changed my mind.

    • Ichann

      I was going to clarify a point on this, but then I changed my mind.
       
      +1

  • Mark

    Well all the last Firefox betas have sucked really badly, so I’m not holding my breath, and I’m willing to bet right now, that Opera and Chrome will still spank Firefox in benchmarks with their software backend with Firefox using hardware accel.
    Opera have been working on hardware acceleration for some time, with rumours of a beta arriving in the next month or so.
    Opera is already the fastest, with hardware accel it’s going to totally destroy the competition.

  • Kenichi

    At least firefox is catching up to Opera… First, they copied opera 10.6′s look now, they’re adding sync… What’s next? Firefox turbo?

  • Naif damudi

    What kind of “Hardware Acceleration” are we talking about? is it some kind of 3D rendering and HD decoding? or is it GPGPU compatible(DX Compute/OpenCL) code?

  • Daniel Hendrycks

    Very excited about HW acceleration.

  • Jishnu Devan

    firefox 3.7  mockups were introduced before opera 10.60
    so it is doubtfull who copied the look