Mozilla's latest Firefox release is deemed a major one with upgrades to the browser's policy engine for deployments in enterprise environments, Quantum CSS to render browser UI, support for Web Authentication API, and more.
The new Firefox 59 for Android improves HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) media playback, allows for searching by long-pressing the home button and enables you to lock fullscreen videos into landscape mode, among other changes.
Mozilla has a lot invested in Firefox Quantum and this new version keeps refining the popular browser. Improvements include faster page load times, new tools to annotate and crop screenshots, and enhancements to the Top Sites home page feature.
Even though Chrome still dominates, the browser wars rage on as alternatives keep getting better, whether it's on the performance or features front. Based on Chromium, the latest Opera gets under the hood improvements that reportedly put it well ahead of Firefox 58 in Windows 10. Download here.
The long awaited Firefox Quantum (version 57) has finally made it out of beta. This new version of the popular Mozilla browser promises twice the speed, 30% less memory usage, and privacy improvements. An all-new interface is just the cherry on top. Download here.
Firefox 56 is a minor update with various improvements, among those a new screenshot utility that's been lurking in betas for some time now. This latest version also paves the way Firefox 57 Quantum which will be this year's big release. You can try it in the beta channel.
Chrome has been taking advantage of sandboxing and multiple processes for many years now, however that's also been partly the culprit of some of its memory hogging issues. Firefox is catching up in this respect, enabling up to four processes to run all tabs, what they say strikes just the right balance between speed and memory use. Mozilla is celebrating this new milestone with Firefox 54 now available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.