Firefox 8 Aurora (8.0a2) Now Available

Mozilla has updated the Aurora Channel with Firefox 8.0. This is a developer’s preview and is NOT intended for everyday use.

What’s New in Firefox 8 Aurora (More Info):

  • Users have more control in managing their add-ons
  • Experimental Interface Updates:
    • Tab animations
    • Restore tabs on-demand
    • Channel Specific ‘Firefox Menus’
  • Experimental Platform Features:
    • Improvements to HTML5 media elements
    • Additional support for HTML5 technologies
    • WebSockets Updates
    • HTML5 Native Right Click Menu Support
    • Support for CORS for WebGL textures
  • New Experimental Features in Firefox Aurora for Android:
    • Master Password Support
    • Add Bookmarks to Your Home Screen
  • Firefox Sync: Bookmarks and passwords now sync instantly
  • Enhanced Font Rendering: Fonts are rendered clear and sharp

User who have installed Firefox 7 Aurora (7.0a2) can update to Firefox 8 Aurora via Aurora Button/Menu > Help > About Aurora and follow the prompts. Otherwise you can obtain a fresh copy of Firefox 8 Aurora here and select the Aurora download link. Android users should be able to get Firefox Aurora through the Android Marketplace for free. The final release for Firefox 8 is scheduled for November 8th, 2011.