Category: Google Chrome
July, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down
In the least eventful time of the year (summer that is), we got a fresh set of data from Net Applications, which, depending on your browser of choice and fanboyism levels, will either make or break your day.
Makes it Google Chrome exclusive.
It looks like not everyone inside Microsoft hates Google with passion (and vice versa). In fact, someone has decided to favor Chrome over its own Internet Explorer web browser and release an exclusive Yammer app. That Is Yammer anyway? Think of it as a Facebook clone but for corporations, which Microsoft bought last year.
Time to switch or is it?
It’s been a while since the last NSS Labs report and as it turns out, instead of comparing malware block rates like they always do, the guys have decided to do something different: find out which browser has the best built in privacy protection.
As it turns out, Safari and Internet Explorer users are protected better than those of Chrome and Firefox (if we ignore 3rd party extensions and NSA) and here is why:
Works on PC, Android and iOS.
In one of the most boring events ever, Google has revealed Chromecast, a streaming device for your TV, which allows you to quickly share your content from your PC, tablet or a smartphone.
Earlier this month, Google has released the Final build of Chrome 28 for its Android platform, now it looks like the search giant is rolling a similar update for iOS, which includes at least few useful features.
First in the list is an experimental data compression service, which has been one of the key selling points for Opera. Next is an ability to open links for YouTube, Maps, Google+ and Drive in the app instead of the browser as well as a full screen support (iPad only).
That’s not all though, if you’ve been using a voice search for more than just impressing your grandparents, then you’ll be happy to know that Google made some enhancements in this area too.
Good news for all your Chrome users out there as the search giant has recently pushed a new beta build to its Android channel, which aims to expand the WebRTC support beyond desktop web browsers.
In addition to that, you can expect faster page loading times and as always, stability improvements.
HiDPI display support is coming soon.
It looks like Google Chrome has hit another milestone as the search giant has just pushed the build 30.0.1566.2 to its dev channel.
Despite reaching such significant number, there aren’t really any major improvements yet although Linux users will finally be able to enjoy the Message Center, so at least there is that. If you are curious about the highlights, here is what you can expect from Google Chrome 30:
More than just a browser?
If the recent comments from Stephen Baker, NPD’s VP of Industry Analysis for Consumer Technology, are to be believed then it looks like Google is doing an okay job with their Chromebooks.
Now with Blink.
After the recent release by Opera that brought Blink engine to the masses, Google has now too pushed the long awaited Google Chrome 28 build to its stable channel and said farewell to WebKit.
So why should you download it anyway? As reported earlier, Chrome 28 includes a Notification Center (Windows only with other platforms coming “soon”), allowing you to not only access notifications in a user friendly way but also view missed events when the browser itself was not running. Google also revamped pop-ups so you can respond to emails without leaving the window, view images / text and more.
June, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Opera Mini, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
New month, new report.
First in the list is Apple’s Safari web browser, which saw a decrease in its market share by 1.94 point, down from 59.98% to 58.04%.