New Firefox quantum browser uses 30% less memory than other browsers

Firefox is releasing its new quantum browser which uses 30% less memory than other browsers.

Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed to get out of the way and let you do what you do best: surf a ton of pages, open a zillion tabs, all guilt free because Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition.

It has a new User Interface (UI) that is called Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. You guessed it: the Photon UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth.

As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become their new default search provider in the United States and Canada.

It can be downloaded here