Firefox has always been competing with Chrome in the past years and mostly ended up being the second option for users in comparison. Mozilla’s works in the past few years seem to have been 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 a minimalist white 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 Quantum is the Quantum CSS which is 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 Firefox 57.
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With the start of Firefox Quantum for Android, Firefox brings its signature Custom Tabs quite similar to Chrome’s ‘Custom Tabs,’ another new element for the latest Firefox mobile version.
This means that starting today with Quantum; given Firefox is 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 roll out 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.