The browser market may about to become a lot more competitive.
This new Quantum browser can be downloaded on your computer.
Firefox Quantum also integrates Pocket, the popular bookmarking extension which Mozilla acquired the developer of earlier this year. The most significant change is the introduction of a new multi-process architecture that allows code to run in parallel and improves memory consumption.
Interested users can download Quantum here, and Mozilla will automatically import their bookmarks, auto fill data, passwords, and history from their previous browser. Firefox Quantum also includes native support for WASM and WebVR to empire next generation gaming.
Pocket, the read-later client, enjoys an even deeper integration in Firefox Quantum, surfacing recommendations alongside your most visited pages. Mozilla says that the browser is for those people who surf the internet by quickly switching through various tabs, which basically makes nearly everyone.
Google Chrome now has almost 60% market share against Firefox's 13%. The redesign is part of a larger Mozilla initiative, called Photon, to unify and modernize the appearance of everything Firefox. Mozilla is planning a number of online and offline campaign gimmicks including the TV and digital video ads, Firefox Fast Ferry in New York, Firefox Fast Pass, podcast IRL, and a Glass Room pop-up.
"You should feel good about using Firefox because it contributes to Mozilla, which contributes to a healthy internet", said Mozilla's chief marketing officer, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff. Still, Quantum seems to be a step forward for the Mozilla Foundation and Firefox itself.
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