Web development languages are still advancing at full throttle and, therefore, it shouldn't surprise anyone that browsers are also following the same path leading them to be faster and more efficient. Mozilla Firefox hasn't bent its knee in its combat against Google Chrome, and that's why it has released its new generation of this web browser that improves the performance regarding what we had seen to the date.
A new CSS engine and execution of parallel processes
It's not exactly a new version of the browser as in the case of Microsoft Edge compared to Internet Explorer but we're talking about a partial renovation of Firefox, introducing plenty of updates. The latter include the new CSS engine, developed with Rust, and the capacity to execute multiple processes in parallel in the core, instead of sequentially.
Another feature to be highlighted is the lower RAM consumption compared to Chrome. The guys at Mozilla state that it's capable of consuming up to 30% less in similar conditions and they've done so by giving priority to the active tab as well as the above-mentioned multiprocess execution.
Firefox Quantum vs Chrome: a new chapter in the war between Mozilla and Google.
All in all, these are the main features and functions that Mozilla has developed in Quantum:
- Twice as fast as Firefox.
- RAM consumption 30% lower than Google Chome.
- New interface design.
- Reinforced private browsing.
Neither have they forgotten about the most classic features of this browser such as the add-ons to customize and adapt its use to the user's taste or the synchronization with other devices.
The interface has also been renewed
If lots of things are to be changed, the aspect also has to be one of them: thus, the user will feel like more things have been changed. And that's where Photon comes in, the browser's new design that brings some fresh air to the interface. The latter makes it more minimalistic, with a cleaner design and smoother animations.
For the time being, you can only download it in beta version until a stable edition is released, and whilst we wait for versions for Mac, Linux (Ubuntu and other distros), iPhone, and the APK for Android smartphones and tablets.