Firefox update brings speed increase of up to 25 percent, more secure browsing

Firefox may not be the browser of choice for a lot of Android users out there, but that may change soon if what Mozilla claims turns out to be true. Mozilla claims that due to their JavaScript compiler called IonMonkey, performance increases of up to 25 percent can be experienced on their Firefox Android browser. Along with the boost in performance, the Android version also brings a search suggestion and is also integrated into Google Now. This is a feature that you’ll have to opt in for which is conducted over a secure connection. Speaking of secure, Firefox will also offer new phishing and malware function to protect users even further. Give it a shot and let us know if you notice a difference compared to your current browser.

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source: Mozilla Blog


About the Author: Sean Stewart

Born in Tennessee yet raised in Florida, Sean is an analyst now living back in Tennessee. His love for gadgets and electronics began in the early 90’s when he received a Sony Walkman for Christmas. At the time, he felt the cassette tape playing, Mega-Bass wielding, three-band equalizer piece of electronics was as good as it'll ever get. There was also the original Nintendo which consumed countless hours of his youth, followed by every follow-up version, a Sega Genesis, PlayStations, and Xboxes. He was a little late to the smartphone party however, not being exposed to one until running a jail-broken, 2nd Gen iPhone on T-Mobile’s network. His phone of choice now is the Galaxy Nexus. He spends most of his free time with his wife and two daughters.