Following the update to Firefox stable earlier this week, Mozilla released yesterday updates to its Aurora and Beta versions that introduce some pretty hefty changes for Firefox on PCs.
Once an update has been pushed from Mozilla's servers, it will wait up to 12 hours for the user to restart the browser. After half a day, it will open a notification window asking the user to restart, but there is an option to ignore it. In the blog post announcing Firefox 11 beta, Mozilla said that about only 1 percent of users will ever see it. The new beta also includes support for Google's SPDY protocol for faster and safer site loading, a 3D view for the Page Inspector developer's tool, a live update option for changing CSS code on the fly, and support for importing data from Chrome. It's a bit strange to think that this hasn't been offered before, given how Chrome's market share has grown. There was no release yesterday of a new Firefox for Android beta or Aurora, because Mozilla is focusing its Android team on the new native interface. It landed in Firefox 11 Aurora, and is notable for being significantly faster and supporting Flash video. Originally, it didn't work with Firefox Sync, although that was recently fixed. Firefox 11 for all platforms is due in March.