Mozilla promises super-fast Firefox 4 for open web

11 May 2010

Ahead of the release of is next version of the Firefox web browser, Mozilla has promised a ‘super-duper fast’ user experience using open, standard web technologies, including HTML5.

Making a presentation yesterday to the Mozilla community at large, Mike Beltzner, software designer and director of Firefox, addressed the concerns of web surfers today by adding that the Firefox 4 browser would be empowering for the user, “putting users in full control of their browser, data and web experience”.

Explaining why Mozilla has outlined it plans for the new browser before build, Beltzner said: “Usually software producers don’t present these sorts of plans in public until they’re finalised, but Mozilla is a little different.

“We work in the open, socialising our plans early and often to gather feedback and build excitement in our worldwide community.”

Meanwhile, Firefox 3.7, slated for release in May or June, is not happening. Instead, the updates promised in this version will be shipped out to users in 3.6.4.

By Marie Boran