touch-friendly version of Firefox
intended for Windows 8
tablets has graduated out of the Nightly development channel and is now available to download from the browser maker's Aurora channel. The next step is to release a beta build before a final coat of polish is applied to a stable release. In the meantime, Mozilla is asking Windows 8 tablet owners to test drive its Aurora update.
This new version of Firefox represents a complete overhaul of the browser. It was built from the ground up for the Modern user interface (UI) in Windows 8 with touch in mind at every step.
"It has a tile-based Firefox Start experience and supports Firefox Sync, Windows 8 touch and swipe gestures, Snapped and Fill views, and Windows Share integration all delivered with a streamlined, modern and beautiful interface," Mozilla explains.
The final version isn't likely to look much different than the preview build that's available now. Instead of adding a bunch of new features between now and its release in 2014, Mozilla said over the coming weeks it will almost exclusively be working on improving performance and responsiveness.