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Friday, 05 August 2016 14:44

New Firefox Browser For iOS Boasts Improved Battery Efficiency, Adds Customizable Search Engine

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 Mozilla has just released the newest version of its Firefox web browser for iOS devices this Tuesday, and it now features customizable search and better energy efficiency.

Mozilla has struggled to make an impact on mobile and has been unsuccessful so far, but the company is now hoping that this new update could change that.

The company once tried to remedy this issue by making Firefox OS phones, but this didn't pan out so well, so Mozilla is now making more of an effort with its mobile web browser.

The new version of Firefox for iOS slashes 40 percent off processor use and up to 30 percent for memory use. This makes it possible for the browser to save up on power and make aniPhone's or iPad's battery last longer.

Mozilla also said that by cutting down on processor and memory use, pages will load even faster than before.

This feature alone could convince more people to start using Firefox on their iOS devices instead of Google Chrome or Apple's own Safari browser.

"We created these new features in Firefox for iOS because of what we heard from our users, and we look forward to more feedback on the updates," Mozilla's VP of Firefox Nick Nguyen said. 

The new version of Firefox for iOS also comes with a customizable search.

Instead of just the usual search engines like Yahoo, Google or Bing, the update will let users add searches for CraigslistWikipedia or eBay, according to CNET. If a user sets Wikipedia as thebrowser's search engine, they will be able to easily search the site by typing directly onto Firefox's address bar.

This also makes it faster and easier for users to quickly search for something very specific.

The new version of Firefox can also sync tabs and history with the desktop version of the browser.

It also features a new way to reopen recently closed tabs, which should be useful when a user closes a tab by accident.

Navigation has also been made a lot easier with the redesigned menu, while the ability to set a favorite page as Firefox's homepage has also been added.

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/81777/20160728/new-firefox-browser-for-ios-boasts-improved-battery-efficiency-adds-customizable-search-engine.htm

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