Mozilla Releases Firefox 10.0 With Rendering Improvements
Just before Christmas, Mozilla delivered an early present in the form of Firefox 9.0 for Android. That release brought with it some improved support for tablet screen layouts, spruced-up the browser’s HTML5 support, and included all the latest bugfixes. Mozilla continues with its rapid release strategy today, announcing the arrival of Firefox 10 Mobile.
So, what changes can you look forward to in this release? Users of Mozilla’s Sync service, letting you coordinate bookmarks between your smartphone and desktop browsers, should find the feature easier to set-up than ever, with a conspicuous link placed on the browser’s default home page. Sites using WebGL for rendering should now look a little better, thanks to the introduction of anti-aliasing support. Another graphics tweak takes advantage OpenGL ES to accelerate things.
There are a few additional behind-the-scenes changes that shouldn’t impact your browsing experience too much, including some bugfixes. Mozilla’s keeping track of some of the outstanding problems with this release, and while we might wish things like Flash were here now, it looks like the developers are on top of it, and many of these broken or missing features should be arriving in Firefox 11.
Firefox 10 is available in the Android Market now.