Get Firefox 19: Now Officially Launched [Updates]

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Mozilla has the latest version of Firefox available now on Firefox.com. There are sure to be enough enthusiasts among the Windows, Mac, and Linux communities who would want to try out the latest version of the browser immediately. The Android version of Firefox 19 has also been released. Mozilla officially launched the latest version of its flagship browser for these operating systems on Tuesday on Firefox.com after offering a brief pre-release version on its FTP servers for major enthusuasts.

Though there is no official change log to go over, the most anticipated feature on the new version is sure to be the built-in PDF viewer. The PDF viewer is Mozilla’s own PDF.js JavaScript engine in favor of the standard Adobe PDF Reader. Firefox thus follows Google Chrome and Safari with their own PDF rendering capabilities.

The Android version of Firefox 19, which was announced along with the desktop versions, comes equipped with ARMv6 support, themes for customizing the look, and integration with the Google search widget. Firefox has also lowered system requirements for its Android version (as explained with Android Beta) to expand its user base among the low end phones like LG Optimus One, T-Mobile myTouch 3G slide, HTC Wildfire S and ZTE R750.

As usual, Firefox 19 will iron out the bugs and usability crimps that become evident during the beta release. You can expect Firefox 19 to be a better browser all round.

What are your thoughts on the new Firefox 19 so far? Is this the game-changing update you’ve been waiting for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: The Next Web

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Comments (32)
  • Guthrie

    Firefox on the Mac is busted have to stop using it as it uses 2gb of memory and then brings the machine to stand still even in vanilla mode.

    Tried many suggested solutions but nothings helped so it’s back to Safari. Been like this for a while.

  • samsher

    nice update but crashes a lot in windows 8.

  • Adrian

    LOL…I’m still using Firefox 12 and everything works great! My philosophy is if it ain’t broke, don’t fix (or upgrade) it…LOL

  • Nevzat Akkaya

    Internal PDF reader seems a bit faster than my installed (external) PDF app, I liked it.

  • Nevzat Akkaya

    I’ve updated without any problems. Some addons are incompatible as usual, but they will be updated soon, I hope.

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