It goes without even saying that Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browser in the world. So, if Mozilla Foundation releases any major updates of its browser, it occupies many web sites’ front page just like this one. Today Mozilla has released Firefox 16 which is the latest version of its browser.
The official blog of Mozilla has also confirmed the availability of Firefox 16. Bunch of new features has been added on this latest version. However, it seems like web developers will enjoy the most from this browser over regular users. List of all the new features can be found from the release notes of Firefox 16.
Long anticipated web app support has finally been added which supports all the major OS like Windows, Mac and Linux. However, if you are running Firefox on Mac operating system, you would also enjoy VoiceOver feature by default. Unfortunately, Windows and Linux users won’t be able to use this feature as of Firefox 16.
Another major addition is its incremental garbage collection feature which is being introduced on Firefox 16 for the very first time. This major update will help users to enjoy less laggy and smoother browsing experience.
As we mentioned earlier, web developers will enjoy the new Firefox more than ever. Developer command line feature and CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16, would definitely give developers a whole new experience of rich web development environment.
Take a look at the video to find out more feature that has been added on this new version of Firefox.
Mozilla Firefox 16 is compatible with major operating systems like Mac, Windows and Linux. It is also available for Android based mobile devices which can be installed from Google Play.