Mozilla Firefox 3.6 final release date

Mozilla Firefox is ready to release their next big update to their browser, version 3.6.  The update will drop on Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 PST.  The next big version of Firefox is promised to be faster than any previous version available and focus on improving user experience.

Some of the new features in Firefox 3.6 are:

  • New Personas
  • Outdated Plugin Detection
  • Full Screen Open Video support
  • Web open Font Format
  • CSS Gradients and Backgrounds for Developers
  • File API
  • Drag and Drop
  • Desktop Orientation Sensors
  • Improved Speed

Mozilla Firefox currently has over 6,000 add-ons available to help customize your interface and tweak your browser.  Mozilla is adding in “Personas”, allowing users to preview how a theme looks before applying it.  Mozilla has also updated their plug-in detection, bringing you to a page with all the latest and out of date applications.

Firefox 3.6 will load webpages 20% faster than version 3.5, reducing their overall speed to just under a second.  Web designers will receive a CSS gradient and background and an updated file API for web application developers, to work just like desktop apps.  Firefox will also add drag and drop support, and even detect your computer orientation.

Thanks to mattburles for the news tip

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