Category: Mobile Browsers

September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Another month, another report.
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Opera Coast For iPhone and iPad Updated

By | September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Opera Coast For iPhone and iPad UpdatedOpera Coast For iPhone and iPad Updated

Complements the iOS9.

Following the introduction of a new logo, Opera Software has also released a brand new version of Opera Coast, which helps users to discover the awesome side of the web.

So what has changed? First (and most importantly), you can now change the default search engine to one of the following:

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Google Chrome May Soon Become The Most Popular Mobile Web Browser

By | September 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.

Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.
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New Opera Mini For Android Is Here

By | September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Opera Mini For Android Is HereWindows Phone version should be coming soon.

Some time ago, Norwegian browser maker has launched a new version of Opera Mini for iOS and now it looks like the very same technology has made it into the Android release as well.

What are we talking about? The ability to chose whether you want more data savings (extreme mode) or better sites compatibility (high data savings mode).
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AdBlock Browser Now On Apple’s IOS, Android Beta Ends

By | September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

AdBlock Browser Now On Apple's IOS, Android Beta EndsMight be bit too late.

After announcing AdBlock Browser some time ago, it looks like it has finally been released (prior the Apple’s event) on iPads, iPhones and iPods.

However, with the release of iOS 9, its main selling point is no longer that great as the latest Safari version supports content blocking extensions.

As far as AdBlock Browser itself goes, just like with extensions, you can whitelist particular sites to keep web owners from becoming homeless. In addition to that, it claims to save data and up to 20% of battery life when you block tracking cookies and social media sharing buttons.
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Mozilla Starts Firefox For IOS Rollout, Hint: It’s Promising

By | September 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Starts Firefox For IOS Rollout, Hint: It’s PromisingNew Zealand is first on the list.

After refusing to create Firefox for iOS in the first place and them giving in to the pressure, Mozilla has finally announced the limited availability of Firefox for Apple’s devices.

Interestingly enough, the first preview is only available for the consumers in New Zealand with more countries said to be added later this year. We are not entirely sure why did Mozilla choose NZ (although we can guess), but the open source organization said that now their goal is to simply collect feedback and use it to shape up the overall development of Firefox for iOS.
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July, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | August 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

As we are close to the end of the summer, it’s time to find out whether there have been any significant changes in the browser market share trends for the month of July.

Kicking things of with Safari, Apple’s browser is up again and is now close to the March, 2015 levels, from 41.66% to 42.44% (0.78 point increase).
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Surfy Browser Becomes Free

By | August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Surfy Browser Becomes FreeRemember the time when Opera was full of ads and you had to pay money to remove them? Apparently, the folks behind Surfy web browser were still relying on the paid browser module, which reminds us of the 90s.

Well, things are about to become normal again as Surfy us finally free as opposed to the previous price of $1.99.
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Surfy Browser Receives A Minor Update

By | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Surfy Browser Receives A Minor UpdateOn a slow news day.

Today, one of the most popular web browsers for Windows Phone has received a minor update, bumping the version number to 5.18.3.

The latest build brings bug fixes for the HTML5 games that were not installing properly.

As far as Surfy features go, it includes passcode protection, desktop like tabs, data savings, voice search, YouTube downloader, searchable history and more.
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Opera Mini Disappears From The Windows Phone Store

By | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Disappears From The Windows Phone Store Yes, again.

We are not exactly sure what is going on with either Microsoft or Opera but it looks like Opera Mini has disappeared again from the Windows Phone store, for a third time this year.

The good news? Opera Software is aware of the issue and are working with Microsoft to fix it.

Personally, we’d love to know exactly why this keeps happening.