Open source software company Mozilla has released Firefox 18 for desktops, as well as updating its
Android mobile client to warn users before they visit potentially malicious websites.
As a result, web apps and games perform up to 25-percent faster, the organisation said. It added that Firefox 18 also adds support for Retina displays for Mac users on OS X 10.7 or higher. There have also been a number of bug fixes and tweaks, such as disabling insecure content loading on secure (HTTPS) pages.
The list of updates for Firefox for Android is similarly short but does bring the an opt-in search suggestions feature as users type in the 'Awesome Bar'. For extra privacy, search suggestions are conducted over a secure connection.
Rounding off the most notable new features of the Android app is the warning system now in place to inform users that they are about to visit malicious websites that may be used for malware or phishing.