Mozilla today announced the official release of Firefox 3.5, a major update to its popular, free and open source Web browser. Coming one year after the launch of the critically acclaimed Firefox 3, Firefox 3.5 introduces cutting-edge features, as well as new support for a wide variety of Web standards.
Mike Beltzner, Director of Firefox has a comprehensive post here. The post includes a list of some of the coolest Firefox 3.5 features, excerpted below.
- Firefox 3.5 is available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
- It includes tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode, and the ability to go back in time and Clear Recent History.
- Firefox 3.5 has support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio.
- Users can enjoy Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
- This release includes improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
You can download Firefox 3.5 at firefox.com and enjoy the new features and faster performance. If you’re using the latest version of Firefox 3.0, you can get Firefox 3.5 by clicking on the Help menu and then selecting Check for Updates.