Firefox aims at desktop gamers & tablets

Mozilla has announced updates to its desktop and Android browsers.

Firefox 15 for desktop brings a speed boost by reducing memory usage when browsing with add-ons, and has features designed to appeal to game developers. The company cited support for compressed textures, enabling developers to “take full advantage of video memory to build graphics-heavy games without losing performance”, and the smoothness of animations is further boosted by an improved JavaScript engine and enhancements to WebGL. An online demo showcases some of the improvements.

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