Category: Google Chrome
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%.
June, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
New month brings new data, let’s take a look.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to do well, it has since surpassed the 56% mark, up from 55.98% to 56.15% (0.17 point increase).
New web browser benchmark results are here.
With fresh releases from almost every company, guys at TomsHardware did a series of tests on their Windows 8 machine to find out exactly, which browser should you chose if you are not tied to a specific UI or add-ons that are exclusive to one ecosystem.
Although Internet Explorer 11 is missing from action, we expect to see updated results fairly soon.
Back in 2012, Microsoft has started working on Pointer Events, a new web standard (which is already marked as a Candidate Recommendation by W3C) that would allow web sites to accept inputs from quite a few different sources, such as a touchscreen and pen, has now gained even more traction.
Just before year’s end, Microsoft released a patch that brought Pointer Events specifications to all WebKit web browsers, followed by Blink patch earlier this year.
January 2014 is the date.
Back in 2009, Google launched Chrome Frame, a plug-in that aimed to modernize the older versions of Internet Explorer by bringing WebKit capabilities to Microsoft’s platform, although they weren’t particularly happy about that.
The good news? Thanks to competition, web browsers (especially IE) got so much better over the last few years and as a result, Google is retiring Chrome frame.
If you would like to relive the excitement of Chrome Frame, check the video below: