Mozilla Officially Debuts Firefox 18: New Javascript Compiler, Preliminary WebRTC, Retina Support

Posted on Jan 9 2013 - 10:37am by Editorial Staff

With finally Mozilla officially launched the Firefox 18 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android although the download link we shared which is available through Mozilla’s FTP yesterday, the new version come equipped with a new JavaScript compiler, preliminary WebRTC and Retina support (on Macs). The new version can be downloaded through Firefox.com if you want to download officially while the Android version also been updated over on the official Google Play Store.

Mozilla Firefox 18

Mozilla Firefox 18

Here’s the official changelog:

NEW: Faster JavaScript performance via IonMonkey compiler.

NEW: Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up.

NEW: Preliminary support for WebRTC.

CHANGED: Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm.

CHANGED: Performance improvements around tab switching.

DEVELOPER: Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio.

DEVELOPER: Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates.

HTML5: Support for W3C touch events implemented, taking the place of MozTouch events.

FIXED: Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages (62178).

FIXED: Improved responsiveness for users on proxies (769764).

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