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Firefox to make its first touch-ready Windows 8 appearance

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Aug 2013 21:10 User comments (2)

Firefox to make its first touch-ready Windows 8 appearance Mozilla is planning to launch a touch-ready version of its Firefox browser for Windows 8 by the end of the year, nearly a year after the operating system launched.
The browser, dubbed "Preview Release," will be part of Firefox 26, set to ship on December 10th.

Updates to the browser will continue until final release, adds Mozilla. In time for Firefox 26, Mozilla will merge their Aurora and Beta channel builds, set for release on September 16th and then October 28th. Each release will allow for consumer feedback and then bug updates.

Mozilla began work on the "Modern" user interface in September of last year, but only ever released a rough preview. The company, at the time, said a final release could be ready as early as January 2013 but then delayed that until "Fall 2013."

Google has had a "Modern" version of Chrome since June of last year, and obviously so has Microsoft. Mozilla says the new app will help them remain competitive.

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2 user comments

123.8.2013 6:48

Three cheers for open source!

224.8.2013 12:50

In addition to the redesigned interface, Mozilla says Firefox version 26 also improved browsing speed exceeds the current Firefox version and supports the ability to run well on the touch screen.
But also recommends Mozilla Firefox version 26 can only run well on Windows operating system, and Windows operating systems are not supported RT.

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