Mozilla has released Firefox 5.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The desktop version of the web browser features a number of performance enhancements and security and stability fixes, but you won’t find a huge list of changes from Firefox 4. Instead, the developers are moving to a rapid release schedule with new versions expected out every 6 weeks or so.

The mobile browser for Android does have one major new feature though: support for the Do Not Track option which has been available in desktop versions of the browser for a while. This lets users let web sites know they don’t want to participate in behavioral tracking for advertising or other purposes.

Mozilla says it has also improved page load speeds in Firefox 5 for Android and improved compatibility with the SwiftKey keyboard.

Firefox 5 for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market.


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