Firefox will offer access to “premium” features like a VPN service, tracking & cloud storage
The Mozilla Foundation has reviled more information about its plans for a paid-subscription version of Firefox. This Premium version will be made available at a monthly cost of US$4.99 (Approx 350/- INR), for enhanced user experience and privacy.
Mozilla to offer an ad-free version of partner news sites by paying out a portion of the revenue from the subscription. Members will also benefit from some other advantages such as access to the audio version of some articles. Users will also be able to save articles for later in the manner of reading list management service Pocket, which Mozilla bought out back in 2017, and to synchronise that list between various devices to pick up where the reader left off.
The Mozilla Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that exists to support and collectively lead the open source Mozilla project. Founded in July 2003, the organization sets the policies that govern development, operates key infrastructure and controls Mozilla trademarks and copyrights. As you all know Mozilla is one of the topmost popular Internet browsers. First version 1.0 was launched in 2004 at that time there was only one internet browser that was internet explorer which was having 97% of internet browser share in the market.
On October 24, 2006, Mozilla released Firefox 2. This version included updates to the tabbed browsing environment, the extensions manager, the GUI (Graphical User Interface), and find, search and software update engines.
Firefox 3 was released on June 17, 2008, by the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox 3 uses version 1.9 of the Mozilla Gecko layout engine for displaying web pages
And the latest version is 68.0 which include a dark mode in reading option and most Importantly e having the best privacy features compared to its competitors.
Although Google Chrome no is by far the most used browser, accounting for well over half of all web traffic, followed by Safari in a distant second place. The combined IE & Edge comes in third, with Firefox in fourth. Opera is fifth with about 3 percent of global web traffic.
In the context of an interview with Mr Chris beard CEO of Mozilla Foundation as confirming that Mozilla is working on which could be released in October this year. This premium version will be included.
- Better Tracking management
- Clouds storage
- Payon wallet
- Ads blocking features
- Top class privacy
- Boosted speed and performance
these are some of the features which can be included in the premium version of Firefox Browser. Mozilla is already in partnership with Proton VPN which is offering $10 subscription. Beard says the company is now considering offering some amount of free VPN bandwidth to non-paying users, and a premium metered VPN service as a monthly subscription. Mozilla CEO Mr Beard Has specified that there is no plan to charge for current features which are currently free. Mozilla trying very hard to who released these features in coming October without any delay.
Mozilla currently on its money through reading it later and content Discovery services pocket which it owns, but being Mozilla Foundation a not for profit organisation Gets is major junk of revenues from search engine used in its Free browsers. this will be based on Quantum engine and including several privacy-focused features. Quantum engine was a great success which has helped Mozilla to regain some popularity which was lagging way behind Chrome browser.
After the news surfaced of premium Firefox browser many is loyal customers and user giving a mixed bag of feedback regarding the FireFox premium version. users are concerned about their free version of Mozilla Firefox will no longer get the latest version faster.