Firefox 4 puts on brakes

Despite growing anticipation for Firefox 4, developers have delayed its release until next year.

In a move that will both disappoint fans and potentially undermine its claim on the browser market, the Mozilla Foundation has said it will delay the release of Firefox 4 until 2011.

Originally scheduled for release later this year, apparent problems with the new browser have forced developers to push back their various target dates repeatedly. Most recently the scheduled release of beta 7 of the browser was missed by developers.

Now developers have said that final versions of Firefox 4 will now only be released in early 2011. This will disappoint fans who have been hanging on for the new release for months now. Firefox 3.0 was released in June 2008 and Firefox 3.5 in June 2009.

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