Mozilla is hard at work with the building of a new flavor of its Firefox browser, specifically designed for Microsoft’s new Windows 8 platform.
Taking advantage of the new interface of the platform, the browser will arrive with a desktop mode as well, though there will be differences between the two.
Before the end of this quarter, the browser
should land in a preview flavor, most probably followed by a beta release in Q4.
The preview will arrive without support for Add-ons, but only for the Windows 8-specific flavor (built for the formerly named Metro UI of the platform), the one that should make it to Windows RT as well (the Windows 8 version for ARM devices).
The desktop version should be no different from Firefox available today, and there will be some sort of syncing between the two.