Mozilla has finalized Firefox 90 and Firefox 78 ESR. It was originally scheduled to be released on the 15th of May but the release got delayed. Although the executables have been finalized, the official release of Firefox 90 will be on July 13th.
If you want to download and install Firefox 90 right now, you can use the download links given in this article.
If we go to the changelog section of Firefox 90, it shows that it is still being prepared by Mozilla. We will update this page once the release notes are published and new features are officially announced.
While the official Firefox 90 (alfa) system requirements do not list Windows 11 as supported, it runs on Windows 11 without any issues. Mozilla still lists Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 as compatible Operating Systems.
Like Chrome, Firefox 90 will also drop the support for built-in FTP client. Users will no longer be able to use Firefox as an FTP client to make way for third-party FTP clients like FileZilla.
Firefox 90 will finally sport a new Proton design refresh. Ghacks had already written about it in April this year.
Firefox 90 comes with the ability to update the browser even when it is not running. While this can be a great feature, we need to keep an eye on the monitoring process of Firefox and disable it if it is taking a lot of resources.
If you are a developer, you may want to check out Firefox 90 release notes for developers.
Download Firefox 90
The download links given below are for the English version of the browser. If you want to download Firefox 90 in another language, you may get the link from here. You can download Firefox 78 ESR from here.
Download Firefox 90 for MacOS (dmg) (125 MB)
Download Firefox 90 for MacOS (pkg) (132 MB)
Mozilla has not released an official version of Firefox 90 for Android through the Play Store. However, you can manually download and install Firefox 90 using the APK from apkmirros.
To install Firefox 90, simply download the executable from above-mentioned download links and run the installer. If Firefox is already installed, it will upgrade to the latest version. Otherwise, the installer will do a clean install of the browser.
While Firefox usage is declining month after month, the browser should be used by people who have privacy and security concerns. Do you use Firefox as your main browser? I use Firefox for testing but my default work browser is Vivaldi instead of Google Chrome.