Mozilla launches new Firefox 4 beta

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Mozilla launches new Firefox 4 beta

Kathleen Hall

Mozilla has launched a new Firefox 4 beta, with improved desktop-to-mobile synchronization and hardware acceleration powered by WebGL.

Speed, functionality, and compatibility improvements to WebGL and additional polish for the Firefox Add-ons Manager, were benefits flagged by Mozilla. The beta also fixes hundreds of bugs.

Earlier this year Mozilla patched eight flaws, including five critical vulnerabilities in versions 3.5 and 3.6 of the Firefox browser.

According to Net Applications' figures for November 2010 Mozilla Firefox had a 23% share of the browser market last month, down about two percentage points from November of 2009.

Firefox appears to have lost out to Google Chrome, whose market shared nearly doubled to 9.2%. Internet Explorer fell by 5% to a 58.4% share.

Click here to download the new Firefox beta


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