Mozilla has been teasing with the news of a FireFox update for about a year now and it took the first step today in actually bringing FireFox 4 to users around the world. The first Beta version of the new Firefox is available now and even though the official launch won’t be till the end of the year and a few more beta versions will be released before that, the first is looking pretty good.
The browser is getting a major upgrade with advanced HTML 5 support, hardware-accelerated HD video, WebSockets and enhanced add-on support via Jetpack. This is just the beginning though. Mozilla released a feature spotlight listing all the goodies it is offering in the new version and it’s enough to give Chrome and Safari a run for their money. You can check out the complete list here.
You are free to download and try the new version but don’t be disheartened if it crashes and freezes as the purpose of a beta version is to test and catch all the short comings and get the kinks out before releasing the actual product. So experiment and give your opinion, it counts. Start downloading here.