Mozilla has finally released the long-awaited, first development release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 1. Firefox 3 was released 4 months ago, back in June and now eher we have the first beta of Firefox 3.1.
They haven’t added many new feaures in this release, but we sure hope they will add them by the final version comes out. Some noticiable feaures are the Ctrl + Tab (tab swicthing) feaure and TraceMonkey.
The recent trend of incorporating porn aka privacy mode in browsers is getting more and more popular with every browser trying to add this feature in it.
As far as I remember, Apple was the first one to add this feature as Stealth mode in Safari. Then came Internet Explorer 8 with the same feature as InPrivate and now the most recently released browser Google Chrome also has this as Incognito.
Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 (Shiretoko) is already here and is now available for download. It looks like yesterday only Firefox 3 was released, and here we are today with the first alpha version of Firefox 3.1.
Firefox 3.1 is scheduled to release by the end of this year which will have a new visual tab switching feature that will work like the Alt + Tab switching feature in Windows.
Mozilla has just got over with the release of Firefox 3 today, and I don’t think the development team is going to take a break any where soon. They like keeping themselves busy. The alpha version of Firefox 4 on their FTP is no surprise to us. Now they’ve got themselves busy with Firefox 3.1 and are planning to release it in mid-July. Firefox 3.1 will be based on Gecko 1.9.1 and will be designed to bring to the table some of the features and functionality that were cut from Firefox 3.0.