Next month the Mozilla developers will release the first alpha version of Firefox 2.0. This alpha won't have all the new features but it will feature improvements to the History and Bookmark pages, improvements to the tabbed browsing and other user interface enhancements.
The team also hopes to fully integrate RSS functionality so that adding feeds is a smoother process than the current rather hit or miss method.
As many of the engineers involved in the Firefox project are now also working for Google, it comes as no surprise to discover that improvements are planned for the integration with search. The objective is for the browser to adapt to the user's search needs, rather than forcing a particular view of search on them.