Firefox has been in the search of some unique innovation ever since Google’s Chrome had occupied the desktop and mobile markets with its perfect assemblage of speed and functionality. So, now Mozilla is all here with its latest web browser FireFox Quantum, which is the latest update to the bones of Firefox that mainly aims at how browsers would work with future devices.
About this latest Firefox Quantum, Mozilla had claimed that this browser is twice as fast as the Firefox from six months ago and uses less memory than the competing browsers. Further, Mozilla had also regarded that they have further revamped their user interface and are naming this new UI as Photon.
Now, this Photon UI got developed after understanding the way people would browse the internet and also including a new CSS engine, Stylo, which, as reported by the company, takes advantage of the low power consumption cores in the system’s hardware. Further, the Pocket-integration goes one step further and now includes Pocket recommendations alongside the most visited pages. Now, this feature is one shared by Microsoft Edge, in recent updates. With this, menus are easier to navigate, and the search bar offers helpful suggestions, without getting into the user’s way or digging deep into the personal data.
Now, a detailed view of this Mozilla Quantum to get a better understanding of why is it a better choice than Chrome.
Octo-men, beavers and more:
One of the most striking features of this new Quantum is definitely its logo. It had become livelier, a bit more colorful, and a lot more modern, like the browser itself, in comparison to the Chrome, which now looks quite dull and dated.
Also, all applaud to this project Photon which makes Quantum look and feels like the way a modern browser should be.So, now the Tabs are squared, animations are glassy-smooth, and all the settings and preferences are right where they should be.
Again, if the user hasn’t used Firefox for years, jumping into Quantum feels just familiar enough in a way that the user know where everything is, but still different enough in a way that the user will find oneself pleasantly surprised by little design which flourishes here and there.
A Game of Cores:
Firefox Quantum is the first web browser that actively taps into the power of the computer’s multi-core processor. Now, the majority of the browsers, like Chrome, aren’t coded with attention to multi-core chips. Given the speed of modern multi-core processors, that’s not much of a hindrance but yes, it is a hindrance. There’s unused power lying idle.
So, Firefox Quantum aims to tap into those extra cores by putting them to work. This smart resource allocation means Firefox Quantum is technically the quickest browser on the market, depending on the benchmark.
Firefox Quantum runs faster by using resources other that applications don’t take advantage of. Also, because of Quantum’s careful allocation of resources, it also typically uses less of the RAM than the competition and this is the resource that browsers like Chrome rely on heavily for their speed.
So this innovation, paired with the ubiquity of multi-core processors, refers to the fact that Firefox Quantum isn’t just faster today. It’s likely to maintain speed over time, without having to horde the PC’s resources.
Is the shift from Chrome to Quantum worth the decision?
The internet is still the internet, no matter which window is used to view it.Now, for many, using the Internet is equivalent to Google Chrome. So, for those people, taking the cue from personal experience, this new Firefox Quantum, apart from the scintillating interface and sharpened UI, this works really faster at a much greater speed and without the fear of being ‘snapped’ frequently. So what’s the wait for? Try your luck today.