Firefox 3.5 was released yesterday now whats the fuzz whats new with this update and how different it is from the current Firefox 3 we are using.
As stated by Firefox:
Things move quickly online, and we’ve beefed up the engine that runs Firefox to make sure you can keep up: Firefox 3.5 is more than twice as fast as Firefox 3, and ten times as fast as Firefox 2.* As a result, Web applications like email, photo sites and your favorite social networks will feel snappier and more responsive.
But really whats the difference? here are some of its new features that probably don’t notice at all.
- Firefox 3.5 is available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
- We have included tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode, and the ability to go back in time and Clear Recent History.
- Firefox 3.5 has support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio.
- Users can enjoy Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
- Web developers can make use of native JSON parsing, and web worker threads.
- This release includes improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
But base from my experience and usage memory consumption seems to have lowered compared to the previous version before I’m consuming around 800mb or my ram now its around 400mb this is not bad and a big difference.
And yes the statement that its faster i can really agree on that its not my internet access or something but i felt the difference between popping out a page and playing a light boxed video.
Firefox 3.5 is available for download here if you want to test it too.