Home > News > Mozilla Focuses on Native UI to Boost Speeds for Firefox on Android • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Mozilla Focuses on Native UI to Boost Speeds for Firefox on Android

Mozilla Focuses on Native UI to Boost Speeds for Firefox on Android
Get XBIZ News
Oct 19, 2011 9:45 AM PDT    Text size: 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mozilla is working on a change to the Android version of Firefox that it says will significantly boost the browser’s speed.

Future versions of Firefox for Android will now be built with a native user interface rather than the XUL implementation it’s been using until now.

Mozilla expects the native user interface to use less memory, offer better responsiveness and be much faster than the XUL-based version.

XUL or XML User Interface Language is an XML-based markup language developed my Mozilla.

“A native UI can be presented much faster than a XUL based UI, since it can happen in parallel with Gecko startup,” said Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla's director of Firefox engineering.

Nightingale's team is currently working with the add-on software development kit  team to figure out the best way to support extensions in light of the new interface, he noted, as well as making plans to ensure that versions of the software for other languages don't get left behind, PCMag reported.

Mozilla plans to ship Firefox 8 and 9 with the current XUL-based user interface, including the version for tablets, Nightingale said.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

May 04 - May 04
Prague, Czech Republic

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!