The latest and fifth beta Firefox 4.0 web browser has just been released by Mozilla and includes faster graphics and new audio capabilities for HTML5. Watch the video below for a 2 minute run through of its features.
This new version comes hardware acceleration enabled by default on Windows and includes new security protocols for secured browsing of websites that insist secured connections.
The new HTTP Strict Transport Security, or HSTS, it will force Firefox to use HTTPS. If the browser can’t establish a secure connection, it won’t resolve the URL even if there is an insecure connection available.
The new Audio API will allow programmers to expose raw audio data, display the data visual using the HTML5 < canvas > tag, calculate and visual demonstrate audio spectrum, apply audio filters, and other visual representations of the audio content.