Firefox 16 is now available for download

Mozilla has released Firefox 16 and is it now available for download for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The update brings support for web apps on all desktop operating systems. Similar to Google Chrome, developers will be able to release their web apps for the Firefox browser. Mozilla's Firefox is a cross platform web browser which syncs your favorite webpages and bookmarks across all your devices.

You can download the latest version by heading over to or by using the links which follow:
Mozilla has also integrated incremental garbage collection into Firefox 16. This can potentially translate to improved performance of the browser. The feature improves the browser’s responsiveness by dividing the garbage collector’s works into smaller pieces.
This is a major feature, over a year in the making, that makes Firefox smoother and less laggy. With incremental GC, Firefox responds more quickly to mouse clicks and key presses. Animations and games will also draw more smoothly.
Firefox 16 is expected to have the following new features and improvements:
  • Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default.
  • Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux).
  • Acholi and Kazakh localizations added.
  • Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection.
  • New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access.
  • CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16.
  • Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented.
  • Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (783393).
  • No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (650355).
  • Opus support by default (772341).
  • Reverse animation direction has been implemented (655920).
  • Per tab reporting in about:memory (687724).
  • User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version (728831).
Mozilla has also updated Firefox for Android to version 16, be sure to download the latest version by heading over to the Google Play Store.

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