Category: Firefox

May, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Safari – Down

By | June 4, 2015 | 1 Comment


Here comes the desktop.

After revealing the browser market share numbers on mobile, it’s time to finish it off with a fresh set of desktop data from the Net Applications.
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Firefox For iPhone Is Coming Soon

By | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox For iPhone Is Coming SoonWell, that did not take that long.

Back in December, we have reported that Mozilla has finally recognized the importance of iOS and began working on a Firefox web browser for iPhone and iPad.

Now, it looks like the open source organization is ready to share it with the rest of the world. According to a new job listing (where Mozilla is looking for a talented product manager for Firefox Mobile), “a new Firefox for iOS application arriving soon”.
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Firefox’s New Tab Page Will Show Ads & Gather Your Browsing Habits

By | May 22, 2015 | 5 Comments

Firefox’s New Tab Page Will Show Ads & Gather Your Browsing Habits It looks like Firefox just set itself on fire.

When your market share keeps decreasing month over month, what can you do in order to win back at least some of the lost users? Useful new features? Performance improvements? User interface tweaks? If you have answered to any of these questions “yes” then you are wrong, at least according to Mozilla’s management.

We are not exactly sure what are they thinking but for some reason they have decided that the best way to improve Firefox users experience (or try to squeeze as much money as possible before the browser’s market share drops to single digits (which is already at 11.70% compared to 17.26% a year ago) is to show you ads!
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JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11

By | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11If you need further proof that Microsoft did indeed took some drastic steps cutting down all the Internet Explorer fat and legacy code that came with it, check the latest Jet Stream (owned by Apple) and Octane 2.0 (owned by Google) benchmarking suite results.

As seen in the chart below, Microsoft Edge is significantly faster absorbing JavaScript than its predecessor, Internet Explorer 11, as well as faster than both Firefox 40 and Google Chrome 44 and that says a lot.
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Download Firefox 38 Final For Android

By | May 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Download Firefox 38 Final For AndroidYesterday was desktop and today is the mobile Firefox day.

What’s interesting when it comes to Android releases for both phones and PCs is that changelogs are always different, which, assuming you use both, doubles the amount of goodies.

So what exactly is so great about the Firefox 38 for Android? The most welcome and most noticeable change is the updated user interface, which features a fresh welcome screen, new “Synced Tabs” panel layout, and ability to share stuff to Firefox via “Add to Firefox” feature.

In addition to that, Firefox 38 for Android brings support for the L theme, ability to send a tab to another device or add it to the reading list as well as few developer related features.
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Grab Firefox 38 With Integrated DRM Support And More

By | May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grab Firefox 38 With Integrated DRM Support And MoreGreat news for video creators and streaming giants like Netflix that host DRM protected videos. Thanks to the collaboration between Adobe and Mozilla, the latest stable build of Firefox (38) brings a support for Adobe’s Content Decryption Module (CDM), which will be activated when the need arises.

As far as other interesting features go, it now includes Ruby annotation support, has new tab-based preferences (meaning that configuration window will now be opened in a tab, like web page, rather than in a window, yes, just like Google Chrome) and some new HTML5 goodies: BroadcastChannel API, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and so on.
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Google Chrome Surpasses The 25% Market Share Mark

By | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments


After months and months of waiting, Google Chrome has finally reached an important milestone and now controls more than 1/4 of all web browsers market share, which is a pretty significant milestone that I am sure many people will celebrate.
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Yahoo: Our Search Market Volume Reached A 5 Year High

By | April 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Yahoo: Our Search Market Volume Reached A 5 Year HighThe keyword here is “reached” not “is at”.

If you want to learn more on how exactly did the new deal (where Yahoo! became a default search engine on Firefox) affected one of the news leaders in the US then look no further than at the recently published financial results by Yahoo!

According to the report, its search volume has reached “a five-year high” with them saying that “the partnership between Yahoo and Mozilla was key to this volume increase”.
However, while Yahoo! search volume did reach a peak, it was unable to sustain it as according to the latest market share data, last month alone the company lost 0.2 points of the US market share, down from 13% to 12.8%
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Spartan Beats Chrome In Google’s Own Playground

By | April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spartan Beats Chrome In Google's Own PlaygroundShows its true potential.

Remember the days when one browser developer would create a new benchmark, which (of course) would favor their own web browser and make it appear faster? Then another developer would join and the story continues…

However, now with Project Spartan, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser has surpasses Google Chrome in none other than Octane 2.0 benchmark.
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March, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 13, 2015 | 4 Comments


Another month, another report.

As Microsoft continues to work on the Project Spartan, Internet Explorer’s market share keeps sliding down, this time by 0.84 point, from 57.38% to 56.54%.
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