Mozilla has revealed today that its Firefox for Windows 8 browser will likely finish development by October 2013, but it could see a delay until March of 2014. If all goes well, the Metro/Modern version of Firefox has taken an entire year to be released when compared to Windows 8’s release in October of 2012.
According to Mozilla, Firefox for Windows 8 may end up being delayed until March 20th of 2014, if the development isn’t completed by October 2nd. This long development cycle only shows how hard Mozilla is working on creating a browser from the ground up and how difficult it must be to develop a high-quality Modern/Metro app.
Firefox for Windows 8 will include a new Metro style Start Page, support for Firefox Sync, Metro touch and swipe gestures, integration with Windows 8 “charms”, and a new interface. For now, Firefox for Windows 8 will not work on Windows RT and will require Windows 8.