Beacon Transcript – Mozilla’s new Quantum update will probably account for a faster browsing experience for all internet users as it should come with an increased performance and also impulsion other similar systems.
The Internet browser domain has gone through quite significant changes since they first started being developed and used some twenty years ago.
The first web pages were usually composed of simple .txt documents and some coding, with the eventual appearance of small .jpeg image files. They also had the possibility of inserting hyperlinks that would redirect or send the user to another web address.
Current web pages are far more complex as they offer more interactive experiences for the user accessing them. Besides high-quality images and graphics, most pages come with auto-updating options, animated text and graphics, auto-playing videos and audio, and even mini-games.
As Mozilla Firefox numbers have been slowly decreasing, the platform has recently announced that it plans to introduce a new update, Quantum.
The Quantum update should come as an instant improvement to the browser’s users, as quite a few modifications will be made to both the speed and the content shown by the pages.
Amongst the most easily noticeable features of the update will be the web pages’ faster loading time. Also, the page animations and other interactive page apps and games should offer a quicker response whilst maintaining a consistent frame rate and ensuring their quality.
An interesting new feature of the Quantum update will be its new content processing abilities. As the Firefox web browser will determine what content is most important to the user, the processor will prioritize this data over other page content.
The browser engine behind the Mozilla Firefox platform is called Gecko. The new Quantum update will incorporate features from both the Gecko engine, and another of Mozilla’s projects.
The aforementioned project is called Servo and should come as a newer, alternative browser-engine as it is currently being developed by the browser platform.
After its release in 2017, Quantum will work on most mobile and PC platforms. The browser is currently available for Windows-based devices, Linux products such as Ubuntu, the MacOS, and Android OS powered smartphones and devices.
The web browser is not available for iOS Apple smartphones, as they do not allow other browser engines besides the one that comes with their software.
The faster browsing experience brought by the Quantum update could also work as a catalyst for other similar products. The update will thus affect all users, no matter their preferred browsing engine.
This presumption is based on other similar, previous occurrences as just recently both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome added WebVR following Mozilla’s addition of the same extension.
So the reader should be excited, if the Quantum update proves to be as good as it is promised, most everyone can expect a faster loading speed and a generally better browsing experience.
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