Today Mozilla announced that Australis, a major UI overhaul for the Firefox browser has landed in the nightly channel. Mozilla says it’s the most “carefully designed browser on the planet” and says it’s “screaming fast”. As you can see in the picture above, the new look brings many elements from Google’s Chrome browser. Mozilla says that the new update has modernized the customization system. The new feel to the browser is described by Mozilla as below:
– It’s the most beautiful and detail-obsessed iteration of Firefox’s visual design yet: modern, clean, and comfortable.
– More fundamentally, it’s a streamlining and simplification of the default interface, to declutter and better focus on how people use a browser today.
– Finally, it includes a new simple way to customize the browser and make it your own.
Mozilla had planned to have Australis ready for Firefox 25, but that unfortunately didn’t happen. Since the next version is already in beta, Australis isn’t coming until at least next year.
You can installed the newest nightly here to try out the new design for yourself.
Via: The Next Web