Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.
Aurora builds only.
For more than a year, Mozilla has talked about the Web as the app development platform and now, with the launch of recent Firefox Aurora builds for Android, then open source organization has revealed some of its development fruits: the Firefox Marketplace.
In case you don’t fuse Android or don’t feel like downloading anything, here is a screenshot to give you a better idea on how does the marketplace look like:
Wants to make your life easier.
After a bumpy Firefox 16 Final release, Mozilla has decided to reveal one of the upcoming Firefox 17 features: the social API.
While the company was not keen on sharing exactly what they plan to do with the API, a blog post informed that it might function in a Flock like fashion or as they put it, “As services integrate with Firefox via the Social API sidebar, it will be easy for you to keep up with friends and family anywhere you go on the Web without having to open a new Web page or switch between tabs. You can stay connected to your favorite social network even while you are surfing the Web, watching a video or playing a game,”.
Just in time for the Windows 8.
Now here is something for all the Firefox users out there. With the approaching release of the IE10, here comes the answer from Mozilla: a final version of Firefox 16.
September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop.
As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%.
Also known as the “Modern” UI.
As Windows 8 launch is just around the corner, Mozilla has revealed the preview build of the Firefox Metro web browser, which is currently available in the nightly build channel.
Although the very first mockups of Firefox Metro looked hideous, we must give a credit to Mozilla for all the changes as the current implementation looks awesome and matches the overall Windows 8 UI.
Reminds us of the Google Chrome.
If you’ve been waiting used Firefox for quite some time now and new skins no longer satisfy your needs, then here is something to cheer you up.
This is a guest post by Mike Kaply.
As a developer or designer, how often are you satisfied with “off the shelf”? Templates are great because they offer a natural jumping off point for your creativity, but if it were a “take it or leave it” proposition – most of us would leave it.
The Internet browser is no different. Firefox and Chrome are the jumping off point for providing the essentials for navigating the web, but to really make it work for you, there’s a universe of add-ons and extensions to customize the experience.
RoboHornet Alpha 1.
Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.
Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.
As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).
Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.