Latest Firefox 4.0 Launch Delayed

Written By The Ones on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | 9:10 PM

Launching the latest version of Firefox 3.6, 3.7 and 4.0 is delayed from its original plan because Mozilla wants to minimize risk.
Unlike previous years, the current browser competition so tight. So Mozilla argues, if it does not take into account the risk of an upgrade, it could potentially lose market share.

Last year, Google has released Chrome for Windows followed by a beta version for Mac and Linux. Apple, aggressively promoting vigorous Safari. Microsoft was not to be outdone, the software giant updates into Internet Explorer (IE). Finally, Opera JavaScript engine to build more quickly.

The latest version of Firefox, version 3.6 is scheduled for late 2009 slide, but Mozilla has decided to postpone it until the first quarter of 2010. In addition, version 4.0 is planned for late 2010 also appeared to back the launch schedule in the first quarter of 2011.

Analyst of Pund-IT Charles King commented, this delay may be good news for Microsoft. As is known, the latest data mentioned Firefox 3.5 users have a percentage greater than users of IE 7 or 8. But the trend also shows the user transitions relatively rapidly to the browser over Microsoft's latest release of Windows 7.

"With the postponement of the latest version of Firefox, Microsoft has a gap to take back some market share," said King, as quoted by News Factor, Tuesday (29/12/2009).

"Everything will depend on how well Microsoft introduce and promote IE 8, how the differences and advantages compared with IE 7 and Firefox," he said.


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