Mozilla Firefox 18 Now with Built-In Google Now, Retina Display Support and New IonMonkey Compiler

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Firefox LogoHere comes the first Firefox update, Mozilla foundation just release Firefox version 18 – the latest stable version of Firefox browser for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

Firefox 18, introduce a number of new features like Mozilla’s new IonMonkey Javascript compiler which is 25% faster than Firefox old compiler; support for Retina display for those using OS X 10.7 or later; and preliminary support for WebRTC – that will allow web application for voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing without installing any plugins. And to show how fast the new compiler is, Mozilla even developed BananaBread – a fun 3D Web game created by the Mozilla Developer Network and powered exclusively by HTML5, WebGL and JavaScript.

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At the same time the new Mozilla Firefox for Android introduces features from the desktop version and some new ones. Like Firefox 18, the android version will feature the new IonMonkey Javascript compiler; First mobile Browsing that has Safe Browsing enabled where users are warn when they encounter websites that may be used for malware or phishing to protect users from malicious websites.

Another notable and at the sametime surprising feature for Firefox for Android is that Google Now have been integrated within the browser.

If you have not setup your Firefox browser to automatically download the updates, then you can download the latest (desktop) version for Windows, Mac and Linux here and Android here.

Last modified: January 9, 2013

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Mozilla Firefox 18 Now with Built-In Google Now, Retina Display Support and New IonMonkey Compiler

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