Mozilla launches the new Firefox Quantum browser for Android and iOS


A new Firefox browser is now available for mobile devices, one that's twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, Mozilla claims. Dubbed Firefox Quantum, the new browser is available on Android and iOS platforms, but also on Windows, Mac and Linux.

The most important improvement over any of the previous versions of Firefox is speed. Quantum is much faster than any Mozilla browsers launched in the past and, according to the developer, looks better than ever.

Firefox Quantum comes with a new UI (user interface), which is called Photon. Once again, Mozilla says Photon UI is very fast and smooth thanks to the speedy new engine.

Also, Google is now the default search provider in the United States and Canada. Speaking of search providers, Mozilla says that Firefox Quantum has more than 60 of those pre-installed across more than 90 languages.

Although this is a major release, Mozilla promises to add even more improvements and new features in the not so distant future. So, while Firefox Quantum offers the complete browsing experience, the app will be constantly updated to further enhance the overall experience.

source: Mozilla

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15 Comments

1. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

Thanks for making my porn browser great again!

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I love Firefox but I quit using it because it was to slow compared to Opera which I also love, maybe the new Fox can replace it, lets see.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Let's see how much improvement it brings in speed and fluidity.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I used to use this back a long time ago but eventually went back to chrome. It seemed that google fit my needs better but I am willing to try against n

5. sirohunter

Posts: 188; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Is it faster than safari on iOS?

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I don’t know yet but I do like the note mode it has. I will be testing it out for a week. So far it’s fast.

20. rogerdpack

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

It uses the same "engine" as safari on iOS so I doubt it...new aesthetics might be nice :)

6. HildyJ

Posts: 332; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I have been using it today on Windows and the speed and fluidity are a quantum leap over the old Firefox and perceptibly better than Chrome. In fact, the fluidity is often too great and I overshoot. The biggest problem is deprecated "legacy" apps, especially TabMixPlus. The Android version hasn't shown up for me yet but I have high hopes for it.

7. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yay! It now looks like Chrome and my bookmarks are messed up!

12. samgsam

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Haven't tried this on my android but on my PC it's really fast. Much faster than chrome.

15. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Same here really like this browser. Bye bye Chrome lag

16. Valinor

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I like it on my iphone. Ipad still has some tweaking to do with gestures but on my iphone its really great.

18. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Finally.. It can install add-on without relaunching.. But still not faster than chrome, uninstall right away

21. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

How’s this compare to Samsung browser? Like Safari on iPad but like a smooth browser for my Tab S2 8.

22. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Wonder how it compares to Samsung Internet on my Note 8...

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