IonMonkey is reportedly 25 percent better than the developer’s old compiler. Consequently, most Web apps and browser-based games should be significantly faster on Firefox 18, claims Mozilla.
Preliminary support for the in-browser WebRTC communications framework for real-time video and audio chats is also new in Firefox 18. However, a feature that didn’t make it into this release is Mozilla’s new built-in PDF reader.
While the organization has been working on this feature for a while, it’ll only make it into the beta release, expected to arrive on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Firefox for Android is also getting an update. Like the desktop version, Firefox for Android now uses Iwhile, and onMonkey. In addition, the mobile browser also features opt-in search suggestions in the Awesome Bar.
These, according to Mozilla, are conducted over a secure connection to protect your user data. Furthermore, mobile browser now also includes new anti-phising and anti-malware features that warn users when they encounter a malicious website.
Lastly, Firefox for Android also boasts its integration with the Google Now search widget.
Edited by Braden Becker