First Firefox Metro For Windows 8 Screenshots

By | April 4, 2012 | 11 Comments


First Firefox Metro For Windows 8 Screenshots

Don’t get too excited.

If everything goes as planned, Mozilla will release a working prototype of Firefox Metro in the second quarter of 2012, just in time for the Windows 8 RC. However, it does not mean that you will be left in the blank up until then.

Mozilla’s developer, Brian R. Bondy, has published a first batch of screenshots for the upcoming Firefox Metro build.

First Firefox Metro For Windows 8 Screenshots

Although it does not look as fancy as the Metro version of Internet Explorer, this is a very early build and that should be noted.

In addition to that, Brian has made few remarks regarding the importance of the Metro as he said, “If a browser does not support Metro, it is seriously at risk of losing the default browser status, and therefore significant market share. A browser without support for Metro, if default, would be taking away a Metro browser completely from the user’s computer”, and we very much agree with him.

What do you think?


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  • Anonymous

    It is an early build but how can you ruin something like the metro language?

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      By making everything look the same.

  • http://twitter.com/ShaneGowland Shane Gowland

    How is that “Metro?” It follows none of the design principles at all; rather Mozilla have just gone with the “how-ugly-can-we-possibly-make-this” look.

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      Early build, but not available for us to pick holes in yet.

    • Anonymous

      I guess it’s Metro because it uses the Metro framework? It might be ugly, but it’s just a prototype.

    • http://twitter.com/19greg96 Greg Karz

       It’s metro because it works as a full screen app. What you see there is a phone to metro ported firefox mobile (“Fennec”).

  • Guest

    Good to see Firefox is taking Metro UI serious. I want similar thing from Opera. Opera shows some sneek peak,..!!!

  • Guest

    Nein Nein Nein

    The entire metro thing is horrible. Seeing even websites taking the looks of the fugly metro UI.

    Kill it, Kill it with fire.

    • http://twitter.com/19greg96 Greg Karz

       BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!!!

  • ???xxx

    it looks just like Fennec for tablets (Firefox mobile)

    • Guest

      That’s because it is