Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum 59, and it’s the company’s fastest web browser version to-date. As one would expect, one of the biggest updates to the web browser is the faster load times, which has been achieved by allowing the program to load up via a networked cache (i.e. loading a cache on the user storage).
Firefox Quantum 59 users can also now drag-and-drop top sites on the Firefox home page, giving them the ability to prioritise which sites they visit first (or the most). One other major improvement can be found in the browser’s Private mode. With the update, Firefox Quantum 59 will now remove path information, which should prevent cross-site tracking.
On a more functional note, the screenshot function has also been given an update; users can now draw, doodle, or make marks on screenshots before saving it and sharing it with others.
The takeaway from this update, however, is the new Android feature known aptly as “Android Assist.” To keep a long story short, Android Assist is essentially Mozilla’s own version of Google Assist, and like the latter, Android Assist can be set to pop up whenever you long press the home button on your phone.
Having said that, reports say that Android Assist only works with searching for information, and does not work with more Google-centric functions (e.g. voice dial, opening Google Maps or Waze, etc.).