Eight weeks after Mozilla rolled out Firefox 4, it has launched a beta version of its fifth edition of the Firefox Web browser on Monday. Firefox 5 is faster and fixes plenty of bugs left over from Firefox 4. It’s new features include performance and stability enhancements, a channel switcher and CSS animations standard.
The channel switcher lets users move between aurora, beta and final releases of the browser and test features at each level of development and quality.
CSS animations allows users animate transitions from one CSS style configuration to another.
Firefox 5 beta also includes opt-in location-aware browsing feature. This feature can tell websites where you’re located so you can find info that’s more relevant and useful and improve your browsing experience.
Mozilla’s first mobile release of Firefox 5 is an Android version of the browser. Both the desktop and mobile versions of Firefox 5 have a Do Not Track feature that lets users browse anonymously.
You can download Firefox 5 beta. If you’ve been using Firefox 5 Aurora, you can switch the channel to continue to use Firefox 5
The final version of Firefox 5 is scheduled for roll-out on June 21.