Mozilla Brings New Australis Design and Enhanced Sync to Firefox 29 Beta

Following the launch of Firefox v28 a couple of days ago, Mozilla has revamped its Firefox Beta channel to the new v29 for Android, Windows, Linux, and Mac. Notably there wasn’t much pleasing in Firefox 28, but the latest beta version serves as a prominent step for Mozilla. It includes new customization mode, modernized Firefox Sync which is now supported by Firefox Accounts, and new Australis design.

Firefox 29

Firstly, you can sync the latest browser by creating an account across all the major platforms. The company says that the modernized feature makes it much simpler to setup and add multiple devices.

The Sync feature basically allows you take your tabs, bookmarks, and other information along with you to another device. Particularly, the company highlights the following 3 features:

  • Added client side key stretching which protects against bucket brigade attacks.
  • Support for end-to-end encryption.
  • BrowserID protocol and public key cryptography.

The update brings the following new features to the Desktop version:

  • Enhancements to the Firefox UI.
  • Added an interactive onboard tour in order to guide you through new changes.
  • A modernized and upgraded customization mode.
  • You can now set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account.
  • Gamepad API has been finalized and enabled.
  • navigator.plugins is not enumerable from now, for user’s privacy.
  • Implemented the box sizing.
  • SharedWorker is activated by default.
  • Now you can encounter console object in Web Workers.
  • The updated version will not show add-on bar and the content has been moved to the navigation bar.
  • Resolved a bug: Echo cancellation on apprtc.apps.

Firefox 29 beta

While the new Australis and the latest customization mode will not impact the Android version, but the above mentioned Sync tool does. In addition, the update brings few Bing enhancements, new quick share buttons as well as support for additional languages.

The revamp brings the following features to the Android version:

  • Now you will have search suggestions for Bing search engine.
  • You can now set up Firefox Sync by creating an account.
  • Included multiple quick share buttons.
  • Added additional Locales: Indonesian, Latvian, and Hindi.
  • Enhanced performance by replacing throbber with a progress bar.
  • navigator.plugins is not enumerable from now, for user’s privacy.
  • Upgraded favicon.ico decoding.
  • Resolved an issue: Few Android devices powered by 4.3 and 4.4 may experience playback issues with embedded h.264 video.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the latest version also brings a number of new features to the Desktop and Android versions exclusively for the Developers.

Mozilla Firefox download link for Android (free)

Mozilla Firefox download link for Windows, Linux, and Mac (free)

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