updated 07:45 pm EST, Fri November 11, 2011
Firefox 9 beta reaches desktop and Android
Tablet changes are focused the most on the interface It now has a completely revamped look optimized for the larger screen that puts tabs on the side with thumbnails, not unlike Android 3's own multitasking pane, but with room for a full web page on the right. The interface now allows for full-screen browsing in any orientation. An action bar collapses features that were otherwise spread out through the interface into a single area.
Subtler Android optimizations let HTML5 grab input from the camera and automatically validate HTML5 form fields.
The desktop betas should be available for Linux, Mac, and Windows users at the same time. Getting the full effect of the Android improvements needs at least Android 3.0.