Mozilla has announced the up-coming release of its Firefox 4.0 beta browser.
Firefox development team leader Mike Beltzner announced that the beta version of the browser will be released in the near future, to be followed by a full release scheduled by November.
Speaking on the Air Mozilla webcast, Beltzner reported that according to the development roadmap formulated by the company, following the release of Firefox 3.6.4 beta, the company would start development of Firefox 4.0, previously known as Firefox 3.7.
A post made by Beltzner on his blog (opens in new tab) said that the highly awaited Firefox 4.0 web browser will be concentrated around three key factors, saying it would be "Fast", "Powerful" and "Empowering".
Describing Firefox 4.0 as "super-duper fast", Beltzner wrote that the new browser would come with support for HTML 5 and other upcoming web technology.
He also assured people that the browser would put users in ‘full’ control of their browsing experience.
Beltzner wrote: “Usually software producers don’t present these sorts of plans in public until they’re finalized. We work in the open, socializing our plans early and often to gather feedback and build excitement in our worldwide community.”