Firefox 3.5 has been in development for nearly a year, literally since the release of the revolutionary 3.0, and June 30 appears to be the day Mozilla browser enthusiasts have been waiting for.
The browser is currently available for download here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
In the past month, Firefox has released 3 versions of its 3.5 release candidate for Beta testers, and evidently the testing has gone exceptionally well. A Mozilla Spokesperson has stated, “The Mozilla team is mobilizing to ship Firefox 3.5 and it’s looking like Tuesday morning.”
The new FF 3.5 looks to incorperate the following features amongst many other improvements:
- Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
- The ability to provide Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
- Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
- Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
To view more features of the browser’s update,take a look at the video, linked here.
Last year’s release of Firefox 3.0 made the Guinness Book of World Records with an astonishing 8 Million downloads in 24 hours. The browser currently holds a 23% stake in the browser market share, and the Mozilla Corporation is looking to increase those numbers with the many new cutting edge technologies featured in 3.5
Be sure to check out http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ to download!
Update: Reupped to Today’s News with download info!