In case you remember, few months ago Firefox had stepped into the Android market with Firefox 4 Beta for Mobile. In 2010 Mozilla has released about 7 updates for it’s PC/Desktop version of Firefox 4 which is presently in the BETA stage. Yesterday, Mozilla released another update which is the Firefox 4 Beta 8 version. They have officially set the release date of Firefox 4 in the start of 2011. So, this is the final update for Firefox 4 Beta this year.
Many might Google for the answer to this very important question : Whether to update to Firefox 4 Beta 8 from Firefox 4 Beta 7 or not ? Well if you ask me, the answer would be a certain Yes. I love BETA testing, so I updated to beta 8 just before I started to write this post. Believe me, it’s really good. You’ll experience cool features which will make your life & work easier.
Mozilla, in it’s blog has mentioned the huge no. of bugs that has been fixed in Beta 8 as compared to it’s predecessor. The no. is as high as 1.5K+ bug fixes. So technically it’s very important to update to beta 8. Now lets take a quick look at a a couple of promising features added to this latest release of Firefox 4 Beta.
Features of Firefox 4 Beta 8
It’s just another BETA release with large no. of Bug Fixes as mentioned earlier. A lot more testing has been done by the developmental team of Firefox behind this release. These are just minor updates. But below are the major changes brought onto Beta 8.
You’ll notice that the Firefox Sync system has undergone a big change. It functions in a better way with a sleeker UI. After Entering your Email & Passwords in the Sync Data manager. You get a Sync key to ensure better privacy.
Finally the Automatic Updates on Add-Ons have been enabled. Now, you don’t need to wait for the add-ons, to update when you start Firefox. It will update the add-ons automatically & Quietly. You still have the option to choose manual updates though.
If you haven’t tried Firefox 4 Beta, then Download Firefox 4 Beta 8.
So did you Update to Firefox 4 Beta 8 ??