A brand new browser for the Android and iOS platforms is here, which Mozilla is calling it the Firefox Quantum browser. Where Google Chrome manages to slow things down, particularly on systems that are running older hardware, Mozilla claims that speed is going to be one huge change coming to the browser.
According to the company, it is going to be twice as fast as the regular Firefox browser that was updated 6 months ago. Apart from being released for Android and iOS, the browser is also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. There is no word on Chrome OS, but if Mozilla wants to challenge Chrome’s market share, then perhaps a release is going to be on the cards at a later date.
“The first thing you’ll notice is the speed. Go on, open some tabs and have some fun. The second thing you’ll notice is the new User Interface (UI). We call this initiative Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. You guessed it: the Photon UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth. To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web. We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you’re using. Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future. Plus, our Pocket integration goes one step further, which includes Pocket recommendations alongside your most visited pages.”
The user interface has improved considerably, with Mozilla saying that Firefox Quantum has more than 60 pre-installed languages. As it is with such services, we will be seeing constant updates that will bring about several improvements and bug fixes throughout the course of several months so keep your fingers crossed and enjoy this.