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Mozilla Labs has pushed out a new version of a prototype app that syncs up the "Firefox experience" across multiple browsers.

Weave Sync 0.5 was released by the open source outfit yesterday.

Mozilla said the tool encrypts and securely syncs Firefox usage across desktop, laptop and mobile phone browsers.

The idea behind the experimental feature is to allow a more seamless jump from, say, the office desktop over to the mobile phone by taking the same results to allow you to continue from where you left off.

Mozilla will be keen to see users play with this tool, especially as its wonks have been beavering away at the org's mobile browser, which is codenamed Fennec.

Weave Sync encrypts user data before pushing it to Mozilla's servers, which, according to the browser maker, keeps data nice and secure.

Version 0.5 comes loaded with better upload and download speeds, the sync now only kicks in once it spots that a user is no longer actively surfing the web via Firefox and there's improved bookmark tag and smart folders support.

Mozilla has the full skinny here. ®

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