The free edition remains the same

Mozilla Firefox is already one of the company ‘ finest internet browsers, but Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has suggested that Firefox’s premium-level experience will quickly be accessible to those who want a little extra.

Some type of cloud storage as well as embedded VPN characteristics could be included in premium add-ons, Beard advised T3N. A start is planned for October.

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Beard stressed that everything that currently occurs in Firefox – including narrow monitoring privacy checks – will stay safe. The bonus choice will be for those in their browser who want even more goodies.

That’s been reiterated with a statement from Dave Camp, Senior Vice President of Firefox. “A high-performing, free and private-by-default Firefox browser will continue to be central to our core service offerings,” he said.

“We also recognize that there are consumers who want access to premium offerings, and we can serve those users too without compromising the development and reach of the existing products and services that Firefox users know and love.”

Mozilla is making cash from Firefox right now through associations with the likes of Google (for searching) and Pocket (for bookmarking), but business bosses are clearly eager to add a third revenue stream for the future.

Increasing competition 

With Chrome, Safari and Edge all providing periodic enhancements, Mozilla understands its job has been trimmed to maintain Firefox one of the finest browsers on the market.

And it’s not standing still to be honest to Firefox–we’ve seen enhanced privacy checks and optimized charging times roll out this year. Another reason to choose Firefox as your regular browser is the enormous set of extensions and add-ons.

Just last week, the standalone Firefox Lockwise desktop password manager was brought out, allowing customers to catch up with their internet logins even more easily.

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For now, it’s not evident precisely what a premium Firefox level would include, or how much it would price–at this point, Mozilla itself is likely not sure–but it’s something to look out for later in the year.


Alex

Software Engineer and IT specialist

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