Mozilla has launched Firefox 37, the latest iteration in its Firefox web browser series which is applicable for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android operating platforms across the world.
All existing Firefox users will automatically get Firefox 37 via the built-in silent update mechanism. The web browser is also available for download. Click here to download Firefox 37 for Windows, Mac and Linux desktop platforms.
Users on Google's Android mobile OS platform can click here to start the download of Firefox 37.
Firefox 37 offers enhanced security for users on desktop OSes, as it incorporates the OneCRL centralised certificate revocation mechanism that promises improved protection against website impersonation by cyber-criminals.
Mozilla states that Firefox 37 users will be able to better view online videos via YouTube with Firefox's improved HTML5 support mechanism.
Generally, HTML5 video player is set by default, while viewing majority of videos on YouTube.
Along with the above enhancements, users of Mozilla's Firefox 37 should also check for an improved download experience, courtesy of the browser's new back-end download manager.
Mozilla has also added new locales that Firefox 37 will support, along with offering Yandex as the default search engine for users in Turkey (Turkish).
Finally, Firefox 37 for desktop lets users provide real-time feedback via the Heartbeat user rating system.
"Heartbeat ties user perception to technical information so we can take your feedback and feed that into future Firefox releases," states Mozilla.
Then, there are the conventional stability/performance enhancements, bug fixes and multiple developer level changes. To view a list of these changes, click here.
The updated Firefox for Android comes with the following newer aspects:
- Address of a particular web page is now displayed in the URL bar, instead of the page title.
- Yandex set as default search provider for the Turkish locale.
- Incorporation of newer locales.
- Customisable Home Panels: Users can customise and display Firefox for Android Home panels, along with being able to add new Web content any time and access all favourite feeds instantly
- Sync: Users can sync Firefox desktop tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords to all devices.
- Add-ons: Users can customise Firefox 37 with add-ons including Ad-Blocker, Password Manager and more.
- Accessibility: Over 59 supported languages can be easily selected through the browser settings.
- HTML5: Support for HTML5 and Web APIs are enabled.
- Mobile Video: Firefox for Android has mobile video support for a wide range of video formats, including h.264.
- Security: Safe and private browsing modes are provided by Firefox 37.