Can you believe it’s been more than a year since Firefox 3 debuted? While that release smashed all sorts of download records, today sees the release of a major upgrade to that browser: Firefox 3.5.
As expected, Firefox 3.5 features a new private browsing mode, location-aware browsing, and support for the Ogg Theora video format. Most significant though, Firefox 3.5 significantly improves the performance of the browser. Mozilla claims that Firefox 3.5 is twice as fast as Firefox 3, and a whopping 10x faster than Firefox 2.0.
We’ve been covering the evolution of the Firefox 3.5 browser for some time, and test versions have previously been available to developers and the curious. But now, Mozilla has put its stamp of approval on it, and it’s available here for the masses to download.
We’ll have more on Firefox 3.5 later, but in the meantime check out Josh Catone’s piece from yesterday: What’s On Tap for Firefox in 2010.