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November 15, 2017

Mozilla Debuts Firefox Quantum

The latest version of Firefox is all about speed.

Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum, a browser that boasts speeds that are more than twice as fast as Firefox was even six months ago.

Version 57 of the popular browser was built on an overhauled core engine complete with new technology stolen from Mozilla’s advanced research group.

Quantum was “designed to get out of the way and let you do what you do best: surf a ton of pages, open a zillion tabs, all guilt free because Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition,” Mozilla said in a blog post.

Quantum also boasts a new user interface (UI), dubbed Photon. Mozilla’s new UI recreated the way people browse the Web so it can offer a seamless experience to its users.

“Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future,” Mozilla said. “Plus, our Pocket integration goes one step further, which includes Pocket recommendations alongside your most visited pages.”

Check it out in action here:

Google is to be Firefox Quantum’s new default search provider in the United States and Canada.

The browser is available for Windows, Mac or Linux and will soon appear on on iOS and Android.