Mozilla has announced that they will be releasing a concept version of Firefox for Windows 8, which will use the new Metro interface for Windows 8, and it will be released in the second quarter of 2012.
Mozilla also said that in the second half of 2012 we will see alpha and beta versions of this new Metro themed Firefox for Windows 8, so we should at least have a beta version of the browser by the time Windows 8 launches.
Firefox on Metro, like all other Metro apps will be full screen, focused on touch interactions, and connected to the rest of the Metro environment through Windows 8 contracts.
Firefox on Metro will bring all of the Gecko capabilities to this new environment and the assumption is that we’ll be able to run as a Medium integrity app so we can access all of the win32 Firefox Gecko libraries avoiding a port to the new WinRT API for the bulk of our code. (Though we will need to have a pan and zoom capability for content.)
You can find out more information on what Mozilla has planned for Firefox on Windows 8 here.
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