Category: Google Chrome
Here is some great news from Google Chrome team. The latest Chrome beta release was just released and it’s 25% faster on V8 benchmark and 35% faster on SunSpider.
Of course, it also includes some of the new features, for example: form autofill, full page zoom, autoscroll and drag tabs (see video and benchmark results below).
Paciello Group Blog writes:
“The study ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) roles exposed via MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) by browsers on Windows (see results here) provides test of the major browsers available for windows.
WAI-ARIA has 59 possible role values (excluding abstract roles):
IE 8RC1 exposes 42 role values via MSAA
Firefox (Minefield) 3.2a1pre exposes 49 role values via MSAA
Opera 10 Alpha exposes 21 role values via MSAA
Safari 4 Beta exposes 8 role values via MSAA
Chrome exposes 0 role values via MSAA”
Found via Asa Dotzler blog.
Safari 4 vs. Google Chrome vs. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Opera 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Internet Explorer 7
If you are getting annoyed by old and popular SunSpider benchmark results, here is a new gem for you: PeaceKeeper – The Browser Benchmark.
The following browsers were tested:
Apple Safari 4.0 beta
Firefox 3.1 beta 2
Firefox 3.1 beta 3
Google Chrome 184.108.40.206 Continue Reading
No, it’s not a SunSpider benchmark this time. Actually, this one is more “real word” one, which is based on top 25 internet sites load time.
Microsoft Corp. has also published a document called “Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding issues in benchmarking and performance analysis” which you can download here.
Now, let’s see results: Continue Reading
TechCrunch is reporting that the upcoming version of social browser Flock will be built on Google’s Chrome platform.
Why they are dumping Mozilla’s Firefox? While there are no official statements on this decision, TechCrunch writes:
“Sources say that they’ve become frustrated with Mozilla’s lack of attention to Flock’s needs. One source says Flock felt like the “red headed step child of the Mozilla development community.” Sources are also saying that Flock feels that Google Chrome is far easier to work with than Firefox.” Continue Reading
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As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009
Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%
Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73% Continue Reading
Nate Lanxon from CNet UK has benchmarked Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3, Mozilla’s Minefield, Google Chrome, Opera 9.6 (note on Opera 10 results were added to article later), Internet Explorer 8 and 7 using SunSpider suite. Continue Reading