Mozilla has taken aim at Chrome by releasing the full version of its Mozilla Quantum browser today. The browser, according to Mozilla and based on series of tests, is the fastest browser the company has ever released—and that’s stating the fact.
The core engine of the browser has been completely overhauled with state of the art technology. Speed is the major strength of the Quantum, and Mozilla has a browser that can almost match Chrome in terms of technology.
I have been trying the browser since the beta version was released last September, and it clearly shows how much work was put into making it the company’s fastest browser ever.
In terms of memory, the Quantum uses less memory—and does not slow down your browsing speed. While testing the browser, I discovered that the amount of tabs or pages opened didn’t affect the performance as surfing remained smooth and sleek. Where Google has failed to get top marks, Mozilla Quantum has been able to make a remarkable difference—and that’s talking about its smaller RAM usage.
The Quantum has an attractive new look because of its amazing design. The user interface wears a refreshing new look that speaks volume of the extent of work that was put into making it one of the best ever browser from the company.
Private browsing is another selling point of the new browser—and that’s one of the features of the browser. A purple masked symbol placed on the right indicates that you are in private browsing mode, while Firefox added tracking protection by default.
Google Chrome is Mozilla’s biggest rival, but that has not deterred the company from announcing Google as its default search engine in the US and Canada.
“As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States and Canada. With more than 60 search providers pre-installed across more than 90 languages, Firefox has more choice in search providers than any other browser.”
In 2016, Microsoft had claimed that its Edge browser prolonged battery life better than Chrome, and Firefox. The company hinged its claim on a test it said it carried out where some common websites were cycled. After testing popular websites like YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and Amazon, the Edge browser lasted seven hours and 22 minutes on a Surface Book system. However, Google’s Chrome browser only lasted just four hours and 19 minutes, reports Arstecnica.
Opera browser was not far behind the Microsoft Edge, with its battery-saving mode lasting six hours and 18 minutes, while Firefox lasted five hours nine minutes during the test. The tech giant didn’t limit its test to how long each system runs; it also tested the power draw of the Wi-Fi, CPU, and GPU as well. The project pulled 2.1W in Edge, drew 2.8W in Chrome, 3.1W in Opera, and 3,2W in Firefox. According to the test, the lower pull translates to the longer battery life.
One wonders what the outcome of another test would be like with the new Mozilla Quantum browser.