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Firefox Launches Beta Version for Desktop and Android

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Today is beta-release day at Mozilla, and the organization is launching new beta versions of Firefox for the desktop and Android. This time around, the desktop version is set to get the most interesting updates, including the new IonMonkey just-in-time JavaScript compiler, as well as support for Macs with Retina displays and W3C Touch Event support for machines with touchscreens. On Android, Firefox now offers better phishing protection and – as an opt-in – search suggestions.


The big day at Mozzila has arrived. The organization is set to launch its beta version for desktop and Andriod. The desktop version is up for major updates including the new Ion Monkey, which has been comapany’s major undertaking.

Ion Monkey would improve the performance of desktop version by 26% as compared to previous versions i.e.Trace Monkey and Jager monkey. The beta version would also have Retina support for OSX 10.7, WebRTC support and built PDF viewer.

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Firefox 18 will also allow users to disable insecure content on HTTPS secure websites.

Firefox 18 would support W3C touch events, which replaces Mozilla’s own MozTouch events for users with touch-enabled screens. Only 1.1 percent of Firefox users (and 4.4 percent of Firefox users on Windows 8) currently use touch screens.

You can get your hands on updated Firefox 18 beta would find its way in market by the second week of December 2012

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