Busy with all of January's excitement, I finally now spent more time looking at the Firefox 52 Beta. Some of the feature additions to Firefox 52 include the ability to send/open a tab from one device to another with Firefox Sync, pages with insecure password fields are now clearly marked as insecure, NPAPI support has been removed for Firefox plugins except for Adobe Flash, an implementation of the Strict Secure Cookies specification, an improved file downloading experience, changes to the responsive design mode, and enabling of the CSS Grid Layout.
There are some pleasant end-user features with Firefox 52, and many will be happy about the removal of NPAPI support for non-Flash plugins, including Silverlight, Java, Acrobat, and others. Some more of the details via the beta release notes.
The other Firefox news this week is that Mozilla Corp is laying off around 50 people as they abandon hope for Firefox OS as a platform for connected IoT devices, which they were pursuing after their Firefox OS smartphone ambitions failed to gain ground.
Firefox 52.0 is expected for release on 7 March.