Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5
Now here is something for the Android users.
Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.
You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.
Love the Opera look but not a fan of the overall browsing experience? Worry no more, FXOpera comes to the rescue. As you might guessed from the title, it allows you to enjoy both worlds with little to no compromises.
Sounds interesting? Visit the FXOpera page for installation details.
Better late than never.
A long time ago, with the release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, Mozilla has introduced a private browsing mode, you know, the one you use to buy Christmas gifts for your beloved ones.
However, it was pretty worthless as you had to close down an entire non private session in case you decided to have some fun.
November, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
It’s the last month of the year as we check the market share results for November. Were there any surprises? Let’s find out.
Now here is something for the Friday evening. Recently, Mozilla has released the 18th beta version of its Firefox web browser, which does have some neat improvements, especially when it comes to performance.
So what’s new?
According to Mozilla’s Dave Mandelin, E4X is deprecated and “will be disabled by default for content in Firefox 16, disabled by default for chrome in Firefox 17, and removed in Firefox 18”.
As an alternative, Mozilla suggests using DOMParser / DOMSerializer or a non-native JXON algorithm instead.
And few other features.
As the never ending release cycle continues, Mozilla has released a new beta version of its Firefox web browser for Android.
Thanks to a list of bad sites provided by Google, the following build will now warn users about the potentially harmful websites. In addition to that, you will get search suggestions (over a secure HTTPS connection) when typing.
With social integration and more.
Prior to dropping the 64 bit support, Mozilla has also released the final build of the Firefox 17 web browser.
Focusing on the social aspect, the following build includes a revised Social API and support for Facebook Messenger (see screenshot below). In addition to that, Firefox 17 now has a click to play blocklist, which will protect unsuspecting consumers from running the vulnerable plugin version.
OS X and Linux builds development to continue.
If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the official 64 bit Firefox release for Windows then grab some pills as Mozilla has just announced the plans to halt its development.
Why would they do that? According to Mozilla’s Benjamin Smedberg, they got things to do. As stated in the mozilla.dev.planning discussion board, crashes submitted by those using the 64 bit version of Firefox are treated as a second class citizens and are not actually tagged as a high priority reports. Why? Well, as he says, “because we are working on other things.”.