Category: Google Chrome
July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.
With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).
With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.
Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
When it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.
Well, here is something to cheer you up: a new Google Chrome build.
As we reported earlier, the following release includes a couple of new features, such as:
- Support for the getUserMedia API, which allows web sites to access your mic and camera, high-resolution screens.
- Better Google Clout Print integration so you can print docs from Google Drive, Chrome Mobile and more.
- High resolution display and better game pad support.
Includes some new goodies.
Chrome’s developer channel pushed “Packaged Apps” to the v22 builds recently, which allows applications to be launched separately from Chrome (use its own window). Moreover, Packaged Apps have quite a few capabilities as they can interact with network and hardware devices, as well as media apps.
Chrome Experiments, a site that flourishes creative coding, has launched a new version made specifically for the handheld devices.
Yes, we will finally post this.
With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.
Who will win? Check the results below to find out.
Chrome Build 21.0.1180.15.
Here comes another build from the search giant, which brings a couple of new features that only a few will use.
First in the list is a support for the getUserMedia API, which allows web apps to access your camera and microphone.
Lastly, a neat Google Cloud Print integration, allowing you to print documents from your Google Drive, Google Chrome Mobile or even FedEx Offices.
Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.
As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”
Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.
Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).