Firefox 36 arrives, allows pinned tabs to be synced, implements full HTTP/2 protocol support
Version 36 implements one visible new feature: when users pin tiles on the New Tab page, those pins will be synced to other platforms using the Firefox Sync feature. Those using the Android version on tablets will also gain a new, tab-optimized user interface to work with when the app is updated over the coming days.
Firefox 36 FINAL also sees a number of security tweaks. The –remote command line switch has been removed, while the program has started phasing out support for root certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys. This move forces websites to implement 2048-bit keys or better in order to be signed as trusted.
Two other notable changes include the program invoking the crash reporter to inform the user of a crash during shutdown, as well as a number of updates that may adversely affect add-on compatibility.
The update also widens support for HTML5 elements and provides a number of minor developer tweaks. Among fixed issues includes one that saw users unexpectedly logged out from Facebook or Google after restarting Firefox.
Firefox for Android 36.0 is also slated for release shortly -- in addition to sharing all the changes found in the desktop version, the mobile release implements a new user interface for tablets, optimised to make tabs as easy to manage on tablet as they are on desktop.