UPDATE: Firefox 3.6 Final Available for Download - get it right here. This is it. The wait is over, Firefox 3.6, formerly codenamed Namoroka, is literally just around the corner. Mozilla has announced the official general availability deadline for the release considered a minor update to Firefox 3.5, managing to live up to its promise of delivering the bits by the end of January 2010. In this regard, the final development milestone of Firefox 3.6 will be offered to the general public, tomorrow, January 21st, 2010. Of course, you should keep your eyes glued to this space, because, as we did in the past, Softpedia will do its best to bring you the final bits of Firefox 3.6, at least a few hours ahead of the official release.
“Firefox 3.6 will be available for download at www.firefox.com on Thursday, January 21st at 9:30am Pacific Standard Time,” reads the announcement posted by Mozilla on the page promising that “Firefox 3.6 is coming soon!” On January 19, Mozilla was discussing two potential release dates for Firefox 3.6, namely Thursday, January 21, or Monday, January 25, and it looks like the company has made its choice.
At the bottom of this article, you will be able to watch an embedded video featuring the highlights of the evolution to Firefox 3.6. According to Mozilla, users will be able to enjoy advanced customization capabilities with Personas, but also browse the web with increased stability by leveraging Outdated Plugin Detection. Firefox 3.6 also comes with support for full Screen Open Video, Web open Font Format, CSS Gradients and Backgrounds for Developers, File API and is equipped with Desktop Orientation Sensors.
One of the most important changes in Firefox 3.6 is the added performance that the new browser will offer end users. Firefox 3.6 is no less than 20% faster compared to its predecessor, version 3.5, according to Mozilla. Users that feel comfortable with running pre-release software can grab the second Release Candidate (RC) of Firefox 3.6 released a few days ago. Firefox 3.6 RC2 is as close as possible to the final release and will give users a pretty good idea of what’s coming tomorrow, January 21.
Firefox 3.6 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) for Windows is available for download here.
Firefox 3.6 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) for Mac OS X is available for download here.
Firefox 3.6 RC2 (Release Candidate2 ) for Linux is available for download here.