Don’t get too excited.
If everything goes as planned, Mozilla will release a working prototype of Firefox Metro in the second quarter of 2012, just in time for the Windows 8 RC. However, it does not mean that you will be left in the blank up until then.
Back in 2009 we have published an article on battery life, where Internet Explorer 8 pretty much dominated other web browsers; now, it’s time for a rematch.
Although there were no mind blowing browser releases last month, it does not mean that the user base will remain the same and as the title says, it’s all about Microsoft this time.
Whether it’s a result of clever ads or Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Internet Explorer has regained 0.9 point of its market share, up from 48.92% to 49.82%.
Can’t beat Opera or Firefox Mobile.
Continuing the development of Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows Phone 8, (which is set to be a very different game) Microsoft’s web browsers has popped up in the recent HTML5 test results and as of now, they are not that impressive.
New Aurora build is here.
Recently, Mozilla has pushed the second Alpha build of Firefox 13 to its Aurora channel for you to play with.
So what’s new? There are a couple of neat new features that will definitely improve your experience. For example, the Awesome Bar will now auto completes typed URLs and in addition to that, a Speed Dial has been finally incorporated, which draws from Opera and Google Chrome.
Surely Chrome will drop H.264. Let’s just wait.
Although Google has announced plans to phase out the support for H.264 on its Chrome web browser, those are still just plans.
Even though the final Firefox 11 build was supposed to be delayed due to the security flaw, which was discovered during the Pwn2Own content, it looks like Mozilla went ahead and fixed everything just in time.
However, it looks like the Firefox devs will have to start buying cakes of their own as Microsoft halted the tradition, thanks to the faster development cycles.
So what’s new in Firefox 11?
Opera looking into it.
Although it was previously known that Firefox will include a Metro like UI, the team behind Mozilla’s web browser only recently started the development. However, turns out, Google is also developing a Google Chrome Metro version, which will be available for the Windows 8 consumers.
Security flaws everywhere.
After Google Chrome has been hacked twice, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 was the second browser to fail the security challenge.
By exploiting two unknown vulnerabilities, Vupen Security was able to remotely open a calculator running on a Windows 7 SP1 machine. While no additional details were revealed, both IE and Google Chrome exploits were a combination of at least a couple of previously unknown flaws.