Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 28 On Android and Desktop

Mozilla has officially rolled out a new version of Firefox browser for Android, Windows, Linux, and Mac users. Firefox 28 includes a number of features, including Web notifications on Mac, VP9 video decoding, and the support for volume controls for HTML5 video/audio.

Firefox 28

The company has added support for VP9 video decoding on desktop and Android versions. In a nutshell, VP9 is the advanced version of VP8, the two which come under an open web media project from Google which deals with unlocking Web codecs from the royalty constraints.

Firstly, the desktop version includes certain modifications worth noting for both Mac and Windows. The earlier one wasn’t having Metro support while the latest one has got support for web notifications to the Notification Center.

Here’s the complete change log of the latest desktop version:

  • Added support for VP9 video decoding.
  • Added support for web notifications to the Notification Center (available for Mac users).
  • Included support for Opus in WebM.
  • spdy/3 is executed and the support for spdy/2 protocol has been dropped.
  • Volume control support for HTML5 video or audio.
  • Gained support for MathML 2.0 ‘mathvariant’ attribute.
  • Background thread hang reporting.
  • Added support for multi-line flexbox in the layout.
  • Resolved several security bugs.

While the latest version of Android has got a bit lengthy changelog compared to the Desktop version. Here’s the complete list of the new additions:

  • Users will now experience more native text selection, copy, and cut.
  • Includes awesomebar entries that now bring about predictive lookup.
  • Make your tasks easier with multiple quick share buttons.
  • Includes support for OpenSearch.
  • Added Estonian locale.
  • Added support for VP9 video decoding.
  • Volume control support for HTML5 video or audio.
  • Included support for Opus in WebM.
  • Now the app features settings switch, allowing you to toggle dynamic toolbar mode.
  • spdy/3 is executed and the support for spdy/2 protocol has been dropped.
  • Gained support for MathML 2.0 ‘mathvariant’ attribute.
  • Background thread hang reporting.
  • Added support for multi-line flexbox in the layout.
  • Fixed a number of security bugs.

Android and Desktop users can download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox browser right from the link provided below.

Firefox 28 download link for Android (free)

Firefox 28 download link for Mac, Windows, and Linux (free)

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