Sep 28th, 2011

Firefox 7 has been released, and while we’re always glad to see Mozilla making progress, I can’t help but to point out that many people aren’t using this browser due to the lack of Flash. It’s still not quite as smooth as other browsers. The features, while nice, are quite useless to me if I have to move over to another browser to access flash content. This update adds a few new things, but we’re not sure if a list this small warranted a major version increase. Check them out below:

  1. Improved copy and paste: Copy any site content and paste to other applications, SMS, or text fields
  2. Built-in language detection on first run
  3. WebSockets API: Powerful tool for Web developers to build responsive Web apps and sites

If you’re a fan of Firefox in its current state, go ahead and have at it. The rest of us will continue bugging Mozilla to add the one feature that could get everyone to switch over. [Market]