In just six years, Chrome hit a 60-percent market share, but Mozilla is confident the new browser, which is the 57th version of the browser, can revive the brand. Quantum browser was rolled out Nov. 14.
According to the company’s reports, the new browsers runs on 30%-less memory than Chrome when paired with a Windows operating system. Also, it is reportedly twice as fast as the FireFox 52 version which is just two-months-old. The tests were performed on a Surface laptop.
Mozilla unveiled that the new browser runs on an entirely different engine than previous versions. So, users should expect the transition between tabs to be smoother and free of crashes.
Quantum Firefox’s Other Cool Features
In addition the minimalist user interface dubbed Photon is designed to make mobile users’ experience just as smooth as of those running the browser on a desktop.
Firefox Quantum also comes packed with the service Pocket which recommends articles based on your reading history. The foundation said that the new browser is supposed to work like FireFox regardless of computing power and device.
The good news is that the new Firefox browser will not set Yahoo.com as default web search engine. After previous update, the browser starts in Google. The change to Yahoo was one of the reasons so many users switched to Chrome.
Back in 2014, FireFox took the world of browsers by storm with the tabs system, but Safari and Chrome quickly caught up with faster speeds and simplified experience. Meanwhile, Firefox lost a substantial part of its market share, and bouncing back wont be easy, as users tend to cling onto their browsers.
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