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Firefox for Windows 8 Delayed Until 2014

by Sean P. Aune | September 17, 2013September 17, 2013 9:30 am PST

Firefox - Windows 8

A Metro styled version of Firefox has slipped its release date yet again and is now due to hit computers on Jan. 21, 2014.

The long history of Mozilla launching a version of Firefox optimized for Windows 8 has gotten a little longer once again. According to recent meeting notes of the Mozilla Foundation, the target date is now Jan. 21, 2014. This follows an announcement just last month that the new version would launch on Dec. 10 of this year. “The decrease in average team velocity” is listed in the meeting notes as the cause for the delay.

The launch of a Metro UI version of Firefox has had a long history at this point. With Windows 8 having officially launched in Oct. 2012, the Mozilla Foundation originally promised the new version of the browser would launch in Jan. 2013, but since that time the date has slipped again and again. While there are nightly builds of this version of Firefox, they are not yet considered stable, and they are certainly not something that the masses are installing.

Hopefully this will be the last push back of the new version of Firefox, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...