New JavaScript tech will make Firefox 18 faster

This upcoming version of Mozilla's browser could be as much as 26 percent speedier than its predecessor.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Software, Firefox, JavaScript

On Google's V8 benchmark, Firefox 18 was 7% faster than Firefox 17 and 20% faster than the current Firefox 15.

IonMonkey is enabled by default for desktop Firefox 18, which is currently just in Nightly build form, and it will be enabled soon for mobile Firefox as well. Firefox 18 will move to the Aurora channel on Oct. 8, with a beta release due in November. Its final launch date has yet to be determined.


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