In its battle with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari, Mozilla has up the ante and has started releasing new versions of its popular web browser at break-neck speeds. The latest version, 15, released earlier in the day, comes with a number of goodies relating to security, stability, gaming and performance. Also Read - Mi Watch Revolve price drop: Xiaomi India offers limited time discount on its flagship watch
Notably, in this update Mozilla has ramped up the support for WebGL, the open standard for gaming on the web. The new release adds support for compressed textures, which make better use of graphics card memory, and allows developers to use higher-resolution textures in their games. Also Read - Poco M3 Pro 5G first impressions: All about flamboyance
To showoff some of these new found capabilities of the browser, Mozilla showed off a demo of a first person shooter called BananaBread that is based off the Cube 2: Sauerbraten 3D gaming engine. While this game is also compatible on Google Chrome, no other browser supports it and its performance on the new Firefox was remarkably better.
Mozilla left no stone un-turned and also updated the tablet version of FireFox for Android. The new tablet browser not only comes with a redesigned UI, but also adds long asked for features like the ability to switch between mobile and desktop websites. One can access information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form data right off the home screen.
For Android Honeycomb tablets, Firefox even adds support for new Flash based apps, videos and HTML5 websites. As it is based off the desktop version of the app, the tablet version of Firefox maintains support for security features like Do Not Track, Master Password, HTTP Strict Transport Security as well.
The previous version of Firefox for Android was compatible with all Android 2.1 devices and beyond. Things have changed a bit with this release as Mozilla has dropped support for Android 2.1 and Firefox will now only work on devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and beyond.