Mozilla’s rapid release cycle for the Firefox browser and some of their products is on full swing. Firefox 7 was launched back in late September and the next iteration, Firefox 8 will launch on the 8th of November, just a couple of weeks from now. As part of the development process, Firefox 9 will go into beta. Along with a whole bunch of fixes and changes, one of the new things to look forward to is something called MapGL. It’s a feature added to Google Maps that uses GPUs to accelerate performance of Google Maps on systems that support it. A Twitter search tool has also been implemented in Firefox 8. For the sake of security, addons installed by third-party software are disabled by default.
Firefox 10 will hit the Aurora build in early November as well
Published Date: Oct 20, 2011 12:09 pm | Updated Date: Oct 20, 2011 12:09 pm