Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is Released

As of today, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 version codename ‘Shiretoko‘ is made available to your language in over 70 languages. All this languages made to you by the contributions from Mozilla community members around the world. This version was renamed to 3.5 prior to the originally 3.1 version to reflect a greater scope of changes than what had originally been planned.

From Mozilla Firefox 3.5 release notes, the new Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use. Some of the notable features are: –

  • Available in more than 70 languages. (Get your local version!)
  • Support for the HTML5 and elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio. (Try it here!)
  • Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
  • Better web application performance using the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
  • The ability to share your location with websites using Location Aware Browsing. (Try it here!)
  • Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
  • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Support for new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms.

Check Out Mozilla Firefox 3.5 New Feature Video Tour