Mozilla has just released a super-fast web browser which claims to be faster than Google Chrome on many popular websites, some of which are Google’s own!
The new version which will be known as Firefox Quantum and is said to be twice as quick as its predecessor which was only released earlier this year.
The new browser is able to perform at such speeds as it uses far less memory than many of its rivals.
In a blog post the company said: “It’s by far the biggest update we’ve had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004.
“Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed to get out of the way and let you do what you do best.”
Some of the websites that Mozilla claims to be faster than Chrome includes Google search, Wikipedia and Shutterstock. However, Chrome wins the race on sites such as Google Docs, Instagram and Lifehacker.
In addition to the clear focus on speed, Mozilla has equipped Firefox Quantum with a new user interface called Photon.
“To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web,” says Mozilla. “We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that
Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you’re using.
“Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future.”
Firefox Quantum is currently available on Windows, Mac and Linux with mobile versions expected shortly.