Good news for all the Mac OS X users out there, Maxthon, one of the most popular web browsers in China, is now available for both Microsoftâs and Appleâs operating systems.
Although we couldnât find a list of Maxthon 1.0 features, judging by the screenshot below, it should bring most if not all the goodies from the Maxthon 3.0.
Reestablishes the trust.
Recently, Maxthon was accused of cheating its score in the HTML5Test but, as it turns out, itâs not all doom and gloom for the Chinese company.
As explained in their official blog post, they simply released a build that (partially) supports Web GL, âGet user mediaâ and âSubtitlesâ attributes too quickly and that, as a result, caused quite a backlash.
Thinks that they can outsmart everyone else.
When you start bundling crap with your web browser, you know that there is something fundamentally wrong with your priorities. So, what do you do when you have already lost your dignity and suck at pretty much everything you do? You cheat, obviously.
After claiming that Maxthon scores a total of 467 points in the HTML5Test, Niels Leenheer has found out that this is not exactly the case. In fact, they enabled features that do not actually work, just to boost the meaningless score.
As previously reported, Maxthon 3 has been quite good at supporting the upcoming HTML5 standards. Now, after tasting the sweet fruits of victory, Maxthon developers continue to march forward with a new release.
So whatâs new?
If youâve been following FavBrowser for a while, then you will know that we like Maxthon quite a lot. It does a lot of things right, however, there are still some flaws that can ruin your experience, especially if you are as judgmental as we are.
So what are those flaws?
1. Clunky Speed Dial
If you’ve ever thought that Maxthon is just a peace of UI on top of a rendering engine, then you were wrong.
Overtakes Google Chrome in the HTML5 race.
The latest Beta version of Maxthon 3.3 web browser has been recently released and as it turns out, when it comes to HTML5, guys at Maxthon did a really good job as it beats the latest Chromium build by a slight margin.
According to the report, Maxthon 188.8.131.520 scored 380+15 in the HTML5Test while Chromium reached âonlyâ 379+9.
At least it’s not a malware.
You know that time when you’ve slept with a gorgeous woman only in the morning to find out that she is actually a man? Neither do I.
Anyway, upon trying the Maxthon 184.108.40.2060 Final, which has recently been released, there was a suspicious checkbox that, for the entertainment purposes alone, I’ve left unchanged; it said something along the lines of:
Brings âMaxthon Extension Platformâ and âOnline Historyâ.
It looks like many web browser vendors have decided to release a new version of their software right before or after the Christmas. As we stated in our review, while other companies copy, Maxthon does its own thing and the following version is no exception.
So what can you expect from this release?