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Mozilla Launched Firefox 29 Beta For Windows, Mac, Linux And Android

Few days ago, Mozilla officially launched Firefox 28 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The version includes VP9 video decoding, Web notifications on OS X, and volume controls for HTML5 video and audio. And following that launch, yesterday Mozilla launched Firefox 29 Beta for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.


Firefox Beta 29

In this new version, Firefox Sync has been revamped and is now powered by Firefox Accounts (Firefox Accounts lets users keep track of their login credentials for various services, their bookmarks, history, and any open tabs). On the other side, Firefox Sync service actually lets users take their bookmarks, tabs, and personal information with them to another device.

According to Mozilla, the revamped feature “makes it even easier to setup and add multiple devices.” Let’s have a look at what’s new in Firefox beta depending on what device you’re using.

Desktop

Firefox 29 Beta For Desktop

Firefox 29 Beta for Desktop has the following release notes:

  • NEW: A set of new improvements to the Firefox user interface (learn more).
  • NEW: An interactive onboarding tour to guide users through new changes.
  • NEW: A redesigned and improved customization mode.
  • NEW: The ability to set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account (learn more).
  • NEW: Gamepad API finalized and enabled (learn more).
  • CHANGED: navigator.plugins is no longer enumerable, for user privacy.
  • DEVELOPER: ‘box-sizing’ (dropping the -moz- prefix) implemented.
  • DEVELOPER: SharedWorker enabled by default.
  • DEVELOPER: CSS3 variables implemented.
  • DEVELOPER: input type=number enabled.
  • DEVELOPER: input type=color implemented and enabled.
  • DEVELOPER: Promises enabled by default.
  • DEVELOPER: Console object available in Web Workers.
  • DEVELOPER: Add-on bar has been removed, content moved to navigation bar.
  • DEVELOPER: Enabled ECMAScript Internationalization API.
  • FIXED: Echo cancellation on apprtc.appspot.com fails (974537).
  • Despite all the changes to Firefox’s look and feel, this release also has a lot for developers to watch out for.

Android

Firefox 29 Beta For Android

Firefox 29 Beta for Android has the following release notes:

  • NEW: Search suggestions available for Bing search engine.
  • NEW: The ability to set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account (learn more).
  • NEW: Added multiple quick share buttons.
  • NEW: Locales added: Hindi [hi-IN], Indonesian [id], Latvian [lv].
  • CHANGED: Performance improved by replacing throbber with a progress bar.
  • CHANGED: navigator.plugins is no longer enumerable, for user privacy.
  • DEVELOPER: Synthetic APKs enabled by default.
  • DEVELOPER: ‘box-sizing’ (dropping the -moz- prefix) implemented.
  • DEVELOPER: SharedWorker enabled by default.
  • DEVELOPER: CSS3 variables implemented.
  • DEVELOPER: Promises enabled by default.
  • DEVELOPER: input type=number enabled.
  • DEVELOPER: Color picker widget implemented, access by using input type=color.
  • DEVELOPER: Console object available in Web Workers.
  • FIXED: Improved favicon.ico decoding (748100).
  • FIXED: Some devices running Android 4.3/4.4 may experience playback problems with embedded h.264 video (984230).

So far we have come to know that Mozilla is planning to release Firefox 29 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android in late April.

Source: Mozilla

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