For those who are tired of the memory hogging Chrome browser, a good news is around the corner – Mozilla has come up with its biggest update ever, a new version named Quantum which is about 2 times faster and uses about 30% less memory.

While most are beyond excited, Mozilla probably leaves behind some broken promises in its bid to forge ahead of its competitors – It has surprised Yahoo by stocking in Google this time as the search engine. Yahoo had been the default in the United States, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and the new addition can possibly mark the end of a 5-year-old contract secured by Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer in 2014. The browser shares a measly 13.4% of the total browser space as about 59.84% of the total share belongs to Google Chrome.

The new update comes after nearly 7 million lines of code, is apparently much faster than Chrome and two times faster than the old version. The new version supposedly would tackle its previous shortcomings with the introduction of a new browser engine Servo, something that took a global team of developers from Samsung and Mozilla.

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It isn’t just the backend technical stuff that has been revamped, Quantum offers new design to delight you as well – a new initiative called photon, with a goal to modernize and unify. The round toolbar has been scrapped and has been replaced by new square ones and customization has been rebooted. The official blog post from Mozilla casually mentions that now there are 265,252,859,191,742,656,903,069,040,640,000 more ways to customize the new Firefox toolbar right out of the box.

Firefox Quantum

Quantum design and interface
Quantum design

While we hope that Firefox delivers all its promises, one thing they have certainly worked on is the crashes and freezes that have blighted its performance upon opening multiple tabs. The new Quantum can handle as many tabs as you can throw at it.

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