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This article was published on September 21, 2013


Preview version of Firefox now available for Windows 8 tablets

Preview version of Firefox now available for Windows 8 tablets
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

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Mozilla’s Firefox browser for Windows 8 has taken a big step to being available for tablet devices after a stable preview version was announced.

The browser is now in Mozilla’s Aurora channel — having exited the prototyping Nightly stage — meaning that, while not entirely polished, it is now in a position to run fairly reliably on Microsoft’s touch-based platform.

Like the desktop version, it is built using Gecko, and includes support for 3D graphics, Javascript, HTML5 video and more. Mozilla says it is knuckling down to refine the product, and acknowledges that this preview version has some bugs.

➤ Firefox for Windows 8 (Aurora update) | Via Mozilla

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