Mozilla brings Australis and improved sync to Firefox Beta 29

Following the release of Firefox 28 just two days ago, Mozilla today updated its Firefox Beta channel to version 29 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. This is a major release: Firefox Sync has been revamped and is now powered by Firefox Accounts, there’s a new customization mode, and the major user interface overhaul Australis has finally arrived.

A day after releasing the stable version ofFirefox 28, Mozilla today launched the firstbeta version of Firefox 29. While there wasn’t all that much interesting in Firefox 28, the latest beta version represents a major step for Mozilla. It includes both the new — and very Chrome-like — Australis design, as well as support for Firefox Sync, Mozilla’s cloud-based syncing service withend-to-end encryption. The new design will likely be a bit controversial with long-time Firefox users. 

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