Google pays to put search engine back on Firefox browser in US

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It also uses less memory than competing browsers with a fresh new UI in place. According to the website, a new responsive engine makes switching tabs faster and easier. The result: a significant speed increase.

Mozilla released a test version of Firefox Quantum web browser in September in preparation for its upcoming official debut in November. Note that in the wake of opening the tenth tab, Quantum starts to give a squiggly stacking hint on new tabs.

The optimization to make Firefox Quantum run as smoothly as it does is carried out through a brand new GPU-accelerated rendering engine that was written in Rust named "WebRender". Another new feature prioritizes the tab a user is now on so that it works better and doesn't freeze up or become unresponsive, according to the Mozilla blog. The company says it brings massive performance improvements thanks to Project Quantum, the code name Mozilla used while building next-generation architecture for a new Firefox.

Mozilla today announced the public release of the latest update to its Firefox browser called Quantum boasting that it's twice as fast as the previous version of its open-source browser.

Google is the default search provider for Quantum in the USA and Canada, but users can select another search provider in one of more than 90 languages.


What Dixon left unsaid was reported a year ago, when Recode and the New York Times claimed that the 2014 Yahoo-Mozilla contact gave Mozilla the right to switch to another search provider if Yahoo was sold.

In 2014, Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine provider for users in the USA, with Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others as options. Next year Mozilla will be working to improve these areas. Firefox once accounted for a quarter of the world's user share, but dipped as low as 8% in the summer of 2016.

Firefox once commanded roughly a fourth of the web browser market, but its share has slid in recent years. The biggest selling point, though, is the sheer speed of its latest update to the browser. "It would have to be so unique". You can download the last form today for nothing from Mozilla for the web, Android, and iOS.

Security and privacy are also a focus of Firefox Quantum. It took a year for Firefox to finish the undertaking.

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