Alpha build still contains bugs, but showcases Firefox Metro UI.
With the formal launch of Windows 8 just a few weeks away, Mozilla released its first preview of its Firefox browser, released from its “Elm” development branch which handles most of the Metro UI development work.
In a blog post on the company’s website by Product Manager Asa Dotzler, the company states what is working so far and what’s going to be released in upcoming releases. “The preview includes a new Metro style Firefox Start page, support for Firefox Sync, Metro touch and swipe gestures, integration with Windows 8 “charms”, and a simple but powerful Australis interface that is streamlined, modern, and beautiful. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be adding more features, tightening up Windows integration, improving performance and responsiveness, and finishing up all the necessary work to deliver a first class Firefox experience for Windows 8.”
For those of you running Windows 8 RTM, you can download a build of Firefox for Windows 8 directly here.