Published Date : Sep 27, 2017
Mozilla has been looking to up the ante and make up for the lost market share, opportunity, and time that fast-paced internet browsers such as Google Chrome have been securing for a long time now. Firefox 57, nicknamed as “Firefox Quantum,” has been considered to be a quantum leap taken by Mozilla that could include a new user interface (UI) engine and browser engine. The name seems to have taken from the company’s Project Quantum endeavor aimed to draw level with the market and speed up Firefox. A few results of this project have already reached its users, such as the support for WebVR and the use of the WebAssembly language and multiple CPU cores.
UI Optimized for Utilizing Numerous Under-the-hood Improvements
Mozilla did not draw in the reins with a few successes of its Project Quantum. More optimizations have been expected to come through in Firefox 57, which could include a new CSS engine constructed using Rust, Firefox’s own programing language. The smart prioritization of active tabs could bode well for Firefox to engage a 30.0% less RAM than Chrome. All of these factors have been anticipated to help the new web browser yield a 200.0% more speed in comparison with how it worked a year ago. However, this is based on a new open source benchmarking tool, Speedometer 2.0, developed by Mozilla itself.
Firefox 57 will be skipping the curved tab design, as part of its Project Photon initiative, and benefited by high-resolution screens common in smartphones. The new edition is available in beta, though the final edition will be out on November 14. Marking the end of Flash support for the internet browser, Firefox 56 has also been around the corner.