Firefox has always been competing with Chrome in the past years, and mostly ended up being the second option for users in comparison. Well, Mozilla’s works in the past few years seem to have well paid, with the newest version 57 – Firefox Quantum – being released.
Today, the release of Firefox Quantum has surfaced for all platforms, including Android. The major attraction is the Photon UI of the browser, and it is evident on the Android platform as well. The new design of the browser comprises of a white minimalist appearance with blue highlights.
Firefox Quantum is already said by Mozilla as the fastest of its kind, one of many that are yet to be noticed on the Android platform. Another chief new feature of the Quantum is the Quantum CSS that is another yet to be surfaced on Android. In fact, this particular feature is presently slated for Firefox 59.
The support for the ‘legacy’ browser extensions is dropped for both mobile and desktop versions of Firefox Quantum. Instead, the new ‘WebExtensions API’ with Firefox v48 is introduced by Mozilla, while the extension developers are hinging on to a new standard in prepping the Firefox 57.
With the start of Firefox Quantum for Android, Firefox brings its own signature Custom Tabs quite similar to the Chrome’s ‘Custom Tabs,’ which is another new element for the latest Firefox mobile version.
This means that starting today with Quantum, given Firefox set as your default browser, you can open some apps with the Custom Tabs facility. It is important to note that not all apps will have the same treatment now.
Mozilla is presently on course to rollout the Firefox Quantum for Android, and it can be directly found on Play Store. If you haven’t seen it in the store yet, and can’t wait any longer, you can get hold of it now from APKMirror.