Future Firefox for Android to be speedier
Developers of Firefox for Android have decided to concentrate more on making the browser faster by improving startup, responsiveness and memory use. XUL which is the technology that developers use to make add-ons for Firefox may soon be dumped as it has been noted that it makes the working of the browser slow. It also means that add-ons may be gone. Though the development of browser without XUL and with Android’s native UI is in early stage, it may change the way Firefox runs. Only the user interface will change and the browser will still use the Gecko engine for processing Web page elements.
- It will directly result in faster startup which could be within seconds
- The native UI uses less memory
- The native UI will make browser to respond well to features like zooming and panning
- Also the battery performance will improve to a great extend