If Firefox loses its market share momentum, it won't be because Mozilla's developers are resting on their laurels. On the contrary, programmers are already plugging away on the next version,
. A recently proposed roadmap points to next month for an alpha debut, with a beta release busting onto the scene in August before finishing up the final code by the end of the year.
In addition to the usual bevy of bug fixes, Firefox 3.1 will incorporate several
originally pushed to the side in 3.0 due to time constraints. Portions of the
, such as thumbnail previews of open tabs and tab searching and filtering, are expected to finagle into FF 3.1, along with improved download options, better bookmark tagging, a more powerful location bar, and other goodies.