Before the slow holiday season begins, it looks like Maxthon team has been working on something neat for the Windows Phone users and it’s supposed to come out really soon.
So what exactly are we talking about?
- Tab Recovery: With just one click of a button, easily access and restore the last page visited
- Progress Bar: Conveniently monitor Maxthon’s impressively fast page load speeds
- Smooth Scrolling: Scroll through pages with ease for natural transitions
- Customizable UI Color: Choose a customized UI color for more personalization
- Optimized Memory Usage: The best for Windows Phone web browsers. Use multiple tabs at once without being impacted by slower speeds or the fear of crashing
Good news for all you Windows Phone users out there, in case Internet Explorer is not exactly your cup of tea and waiting for Opera is getting tiresome, then mark the 17th of October in your calendars as this is when Maxthon is coming to Windows Phone.
Unfortunately, there are no more details but the release is only two days away.
Good news for all your Linux users out there. Recently, Maxthon has announced that their web browser will be coming to Linux. If you haven’t heard about Maxthon before, it’s basically a mix of Opera 12 and Google Chrome: Speed Dial, RSS Reader and Cloud Synch.
The bad news? There is no timeframe although they referred to the release as the “begin[ning of] a new journey”. I guess we’ll find out soon.
Tablets to come with Maxthon Browser pre-loaded as well.
It looks like Maxthon has scored a pretty major deal with MediaTek, the third largest supplier of chipsets used in Android smartphones and tablets. According to the press release, Maxthon will be preloaded in over 100 million smartphones in 2014 and an unknown amount of tablets.
These pre-installs won’t come just from some unknown OEMs as MediaTek is supplying goods for companies like LG and ZTE.
Now here is something for all the Maxthon users out there. Thanks to the latest update, you are now able to transfer files from one platform to another (assuming they are on the same local network).
Although it currently supports Windows and Android devices only, Mac and iOS will be joining the fun really soon, turning Maxthon into a cross platform file manager.
Sounds intriguing? Give it a try.
Over the WebRTC, which doesn’t seem to be standardized.
Back in 2012, WebRTC, Google’s proposed web standard for audio, video chat and P2P file transfers, has gained a wide acceptance among various web browser vendors, including: Firefox, Opera, Maxthon and Google Chrome. While Apple is yet to implement and comment on WebRTC, Microsoft did raise some concerns and suggested their own web standard. That was back in August.
Now here is something to get you excited, a major browser release from something other than Microsoft or Google. As the name implies, the following build is all about the cloud. In fact, that’s where the majority of new features come from.
In addition to a much needed user interface redesign (although it still needs some work) and a new logo, Maxthon 4 focuses on three new things:
Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5
Now here is something for the Android users.
Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.
You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.
Following the release of the Safari 6 web browser, which targets only Apple’s own operating system, the browser ballot screen has been updated as well.
As it turns out, Maxthon has since replaced Safari and now appears in the top 5 list.
On a related note, Windows 8 browser ballot screen has just arrived via Windows Update.