A new CSS engine called Stylo. The result: a significant speed increase. In a browser speed test video that Mozilla posted to the site, the new Firefox beat out Chrome in loading a few big name websites like Yelp and Shutterstock as well.
Quantum is also designed for heavy browsing with multiple tabs or windows. To take advantage of its syncing features that ensure you can access your Firefox browsing history and other preferences on its iOS and Android apps, as you do with your Google account, you'll need a Firefox Account. Quantum performance Firefox 57 is the first public release to include "Project Quantum".
Firefox is releasing its new quantum browser which uses 30% less memory than other browsers.
What Dixon left unsaid was reported previous year, when Recode and the New York Times claimed that the 2014 Yahoo-Mozilla contact gave Mozilla the right to switch to another search provider if Yahoo was sold.
Nearly lost among the visual and technological changes was a simultaneous announcement that after three years, Firefox is switching back to Google as the default search engine in the U.S., Canada, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
In 2014, Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine provider for users in the US, with Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others as options.
Until 2011, Firefox held second-place in the global internet browser market share behind Internet Explorer.
Yahoo paid Mozilla $375 million in 2015 and said that it would pay at least the same amount annually through 2019, according to regulatory filings. Mozilla's also extensively updated the browser engine, the internal components responsible for displaying webpages, applying styles and handling interactive elements.
Private perusing mode for Firefox Quantum looks similarly on a par with customary perusing. "I just don't see how they can come back". It took a year for Firefox to finish the undertaking.
Firefox Quantum is now available on Windows, Mac and Linux, with iOS and Android versions set to arrive in the future.