Firefox Quantum Released on iOS & Android

James Marshall
November 16, 2017

Firefox 57 combines the address and search bars - for new installations at least; existing users who miss the latter can restore it - reduces the clutter at the top of the window, and debuts a reworked new tab page. In fact, it will be two-times as quick as the Firefox version that was released back in the spring. StatCounter puts Chrome well above the pack of other browsers like Firefox, Safari, and Opera at a whopping difference of about 50%. The reworked browser is also sporting a new UI, its first redesign since Firefox 4. You will find that the speed has significantly improved on all versions of this Firefox update.

Mozilla unveiled that the new browser runs on an entirely different engine than previous versions. The company also revealed a new user interface (UI) that looks decidedly minimalist.

If you want to know more about Firefox Quantum, Mozilla published an informative blog post earlier today that should answer any questions you have and provide additional details. In the new Firefox browser, there are also more than 90 languages found, which means people from all over the world will be able to use this browser easily. Designed on a completely new web engine, Mozilla claims that its new browser will not only outpace Chrome, but crush it in terms of memory use. It resembles Chrome, but with some extra features that makes it looks unique in comparison to its competition.

Alphabet's Google has reclaimed the spot as the default search engine on Mozilla's Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions. Google remains Quantum's default search. Instead, the company has reverted back to using Google, its partner and main financier before the two companies had a falling out in 2014.

The Custom Tabs is a feature available in Google Chrome.

With virtually no relevance in mobile, even with Android and iOS versions of Firefox available, and failed campaigns to build its own mobile OS or transform that into an Internet-of-things (IoT) platform, Mozilla has little strategic wiggle room.

This year Mozilla has been adding a lot of changes into their browser to make it better and faster. Let us know in the comments what you think of this browser.

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