Firefox 4 Beta Released; Touts New JavaScript Power, Faster Graphics

Written By Sam on 12 November 2010

The Firefox 4 Beta is out and ready for users to download and test. Some major improvements have been introduced into this version making browsing much faster with quicker page loads, interaction and responses from website more efficient. This gives web developers the opportunity to come up with more sophisticated and richer applications that will enhance user experience and enable exploration opportunities in the 3D and graphics space.

A look at the what users can expect from the Firefox 4 Beta.

  • The JägerMonkey just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler incorporated into the Firefox SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine which coupled with the TraceMonkey JIT makes for high speed which supports rich web applications.
  • Graphics too have received a boost in their performance which makes web applications and content like games, images and videos load much faster and allows for a rich interactive experience. Graphics are enhanced through hardware acceleration using Direct X on Windows and Open GL on Mac OS X.
  • Developers also get a change to render 3D graphics using WebGL getting the opportunity to develop games with vivid graphics and visual experiences without requiring users to install plug-ins. currently, the WebGL in Firefox 4 beta needs systems running on Windows or Mac to have the OpenGL cable graphics card.

Other improvements and features include better HTML 5 support and support for OpenType font features.

Presently, these are the features Firefox 4 Beta sticks to. It will work on ironing out kinks and bugs with the responses and feedback it receives from users who use the beta version available here.

One Response to “Firefox 4 Beta Released; Touts New JavaScript Power, Faster Graphics”

  1. Jon says:

    I was a firefox user , now changed to chrome

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