Two new browsers have followed Firefox with support for the Web-based 3D gaming engine. But Chrome and Opera don't use Firefox's asm.js technology approach.
Gal, recruited six years ago by former CTO and short-lived CEO Brendan Eich, brings continuity to the nonprofit organization's top techie job.
The software, designed to load apps faster than the current Dalvik virtual machine, is built into Android 4.4 and could arrive in the next version of Google's mobile OS.
iOS 5 added a small feature to Mobile Safari by allowing users to open links in the background instead of being taken directly to the new tab or page.
A Hacker News comment indicates that Web apps launched from iOS home screen will get the same Nitro speed boost that apps launched from within Safari already got.
The critical vulnerability in the two-week-old version of the browser opens users up to drive-by attacks, Mozilla has warned.
Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.
Apple cranks out the news at its developers confab, from the Mac Pro and MacBook Air to iOS 7, Mac OS X Mavericks, and the long-awaited iTunes Radio.