Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware Acceleration

By | August 20, 2010

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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  1. Ichann says:

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

  2. Tiago Sá says:

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

  3. Mark says:

    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.

  4. Kenichi says:

    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?

  5. Naif damudi says:

    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?

  6. Daniel Hendrycks says:

    Very excited about HW acceleration.

  7. Jishnu Devan says:

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