Category: Mobile Browsers
With the release of Windows 10 Mobile “RTM” (which is more of a Beta than the Final version of a mobile OS), guys at Rewritable have decided to test three web browsers performance: Edge (Build 10586.11), Google Chrome 46 and Firefox 42.
To keep the benchmark as fair as possible, Lumia 640 and Motorola Moto G 4G were used, as both of these share same specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Recently, at the Tokyo PacSec conference, Chinese researched has discovered and successfully exploited Google’s Project Fi Nexus 6 device running the latest version of Android (6.0 Marshmallow). As a result, he was able to install fake app into the phone that could theoretically be used to take the device control away from the user. In a demo example, he installed a simple BMX bike game, just to show what’s possible.
As noted by the PacSec member, Dragos Ruiu, it was a “one-shot exploit” which “did everything in one go instead of chaining multiple vulnerabilities”.
On Windows 10 Mobile.
Well, it looks like one of the most annoying thing about Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Mobile will soon be gone.
According to one of the leakers on Twitter, users will be able to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge on the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. When? Just like most of the things with WP, “soon”.
Who knows, maybe the build that is coming early this week will be the one who brings this feature back, as IE Mobile had it.
September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
Opera 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:
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.
Windows 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).
Might 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.
New 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.
July, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
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).