Category: Internet Explorer
RC coming in early 2011.
With the continuous web browser advertisements all over the web, Microsoft has announced that since the launch of Internet Explorer 9 Beta on the 15th of September, it has already been downloaded more than 20 million times.
Furthermore, according to the report, IE9 is already used by 0.46% of Internet users worldwide.
All right, it’s time to check the browsers market share stats for the last month of 2011 that is December.
Internet Explorer continues to fall and is now approaching 50% level, dropping from 58.44% to 57.08% (1.36 point decrease).
Firefox the first time in 3 months, Firefox has increased its market share by 0.05 point, from 22.76% to 22.81%.
Makes 2D UI look obsolete.
Here comes another IE Mobile based web browser for Windows Phone 7 platform.
However, this time it’s all about 3D. By using “cube design”, it allows users to switch between different sides of it and navigate in such fashion.
Furthermore, it supports landscape mode, orientation lock, private browsing mode, accelerometer and even got bandwidth saved.
Interested in? It can be yours for $1.99 and downloaded from Windows Marketplace.
Thomas Ford, the PR Manager of Opera Software has also raised some concerns about the recent NSS Labs Report results (where Opera scored 0%) and responded with the following statement (as from ConceivablyTech email).
We have some concerns with the results posted by NSS. First, we are unclear as to why they received no results. We use AVG and Yandex, among others, for our fraud protection solution. Both have performed well in our testing. It is odd that they received no results from our data providers.
The latter could indicate that what NSS Labs actually tests is the providers that Microsoft uses in IE. As such, the test almost becomes a QA test of Microsoft’s own system rather than a real test.
With the recent release of NSS Labs Security Research Report, Google has responded with the following statement:
These sponsored tests are limited in their sole focus on socially engineered malware, while excluding vulnerabilities in plug-ins or browsers themselves. Additionally, the testing methodology isn’t available in a way that can be independently verified. Google Chrome was built with security in mind from the beginning and emphasizes protection of users from drive-by downloads and plug-in vulnerabilities — for example, we recently introduced a new security sandbox for Flash Player.
As a reminder: Google Chrome 6 blocked 3.4% of all socially engineered malware, while IE9 – 99%.
Follows Internet Explorer.
Mozilla’s chief executive, Gary Kovacs while talking about Firefox 4 in Mountain View, California addressed user privacy issues and promised to deliver “Do Not Track” button in the first part of next year.
“The idea of ‘Do Not Track’ is interesting, but there doesn’t seem to be consensus on what ‘tracking’ really means, nor how new proposals could be implemented in a way that respects people’s current privacy controls,” said Google.
The Federal Trade Commission has also suggested adding such mechanism back in December.