Mozilla has officially released Firefox 3.5 today as predicted earlier this week.
Mozilla has been showing different 3.5 features within a 35 day period, and has also shown the new tools developers can take advantage of in the new version.
The new version was originally going to be 3.1, but was renamed to 3.5 later to reflect a greater scope of changes than what had originally been planned.
What's new in 3.5?
According to Mozilla's release notes:
- Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
- The ability to provide Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
- Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
- Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.