Firefox 4 Release Plan: The Need For Speed

Tuesday May 11th 2010 by Staff

Mozilla has revealed some of the planned features for the newest version of its browser, slated for release this fall.

cnet: Mozilla doesn't plan to release version 4.0 of the Firefox browser until this October or November, but it is already revealing some of the anticipated changes in the software. The number one goal? Speed. "Performance is a huge, huge, huge thing for us," said Mike Beltzner, vice president of engineering for Firefox. "We created the performance story, and we've got to keep at it."

New features planned for the browser include support for high-speed graphics and text through Direct2D on Windows, a tidier tabbed user interface, support for several newer Web technologies, 64-bit versions and compatibility with multitouch interfaces.

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