Following Mozilla’s recent release of Firefox 8, the company has now released the first public beta of their next major update, Firefox 9, available to download. Among other things, Firefox 9 will sport a new look to better match the look and feel of OS X Lion.
Mozilla has been anything but swift in updating Firefox with full Lion support – Firefox 8 still doesn’t support all of Lion’s new features, for instance. Nevertheless, in keeping with their insanely fast release schedule, Firefox 9 is due out in just a few weeks.
According to Mozilla, the browser will include ”a new look that matches the Mac OS X Lion application toolbar and icon styles”. The release notes refer to the changes as improved “theme integration’ for Lion.
Among the main Lion features that Mozilla has yet to include are natural scrolling and full-screen mode. It remains to be seen whether they plan to include these features in Firefox 9.
Firefox 9 beta is available now, and can be downloaded over at Mozilla’s website.