Newly-Released Firefox 18 Comes out 25% Faster, Retina Support
January 9, 2013 by 0 Comments|
Firefox 18 for desktop was released this week, which should already make users and developers giddily excited just for its 25% faster boost. With exciting new features like PDF.js project, retina support, and more, this latest browser is way better than its 17th edition predecessor outed just seven weeks ago.
For faster performance’s sake, this latest edition also shed away some tears to remove animated themes but that’s pardonable when you realize the latest include massive support to retina and other compliant issues to new web standards, such as initial aid to WebRTC, CSS Flexbox, W3C touch events, and many of the likes.
Viewing PDFs is not complete without printing, and that’s where the mozPrintCallback API comes in. Printing of documents as well as those in PDF format gets a high-quality support in this latest browser edition.
Another API that’s added is navigator.mozPay, an In-App-Purchase-like application for web applications.
So, if Firefox’s use of APIs is seen as an interesting start of something big, we are excited to see how the latest browser upgrade will very well ignite the standardization of the use of API in a variety of other browsers in the future.
Amazingly one that’s a good update than the last, it may be best to start downloading Firefox 18 now here.