Category: Mobile Browsers

Google Patents Floating Google Chrome Menus

By | February 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Google Patents Floating Google Chrome MenusInvolves touch sensitive housing.

Now here is an interesting patent application by the search giant himself. According to PatentBolt, Google has been granted a patent, which would make our life much easier.

Since today’s phones and tablets don’t have tons of hardware keys, navigating through the web involves a lot of hand movement as you have to reach the navigation bar, which is usually placed in the upper side of the screen.
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Follow Mozilla’s Firefox OS Event At MWC 2013

By | February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mozilla MWC 2013

Now here is a quick tip for you: if you are excited about the upcoming Firefox OS or simply have some time to burn, head over to the following link for a live blog from TheVerge, which is about to begin.

Not a fan of their blogging style? No problem, Engadget is covering event as well.

Download Firefox 19 Final

By | February 20, 2013 | 5 Comments

Download Firefox 19 FinalFor both, PC and Android.

Now here is a double treat for all you Firefox users out there. Instead of a PC release alone, Mozilla has decided to go for an extra mile and publish the final Firefox 19 builds on all the platforms, including Android.

So what’s new? As reported earlier, Firefox 19 for the PC includes a built in PDF reader, startup performance improvements as well as new web standards support.
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Opera Buys Skyfire Labs For Up To $155 Million

By | February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Opera Buys Skyfire Labs For Up to $155 MillionOpera’s biggest purchase yet?

Skyfire Labs, a company that raised $23 million just over a year ago, has been acquired by Opera Software in a deal said to be worth up to $155 million in both cash and stock. This includes an upfront payment of $50 million and performance based payments over the next 3 years.

While it’s been a while since we heard about Skyfire’s web browser, it looks like this wasn’t the only driving force behind the acquisition.
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It’s Official: Opera Plans To Kill Its Own Layout Engine (Presto)

By | February 13, 2013 | 45 Comments

It's Official: Opera Plans To Kill Its Own Layout Engine (Presto)

Should have done that years ago.

After revealing Opera Ice, a WebKit based mobile web browser for Android and iOS, Opera Software today announced its plans migrate “most” of its upcoming browsers for smartphones and PC’s.
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Microsoft Goes Potato: Internet Explorer Features Now Carrier Exclusive

By | February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Goes Potato: Internet Explorer Features Now Carrier ExclusiveBack in December, we have reported about the very first Windows Phone 8 update, which (among other improvements) was supposed to bring a new Internet Explorer feature, allowing users not to download images, saving bandwidth and improving loading times.

Now, it looks like Microsoft has decided to make this feature a yet another Verizon exclusive, with even unlocked Australian / European phones missing the promised checkbox.
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UC Browser Bumped To Version 2.8

By | February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

UC Browser Bumped To Version 2.8

As we await for the promised Opera Mobile web browser, Windows Phone users will be happy to know that UC Browser, one of the top productivity applications in the Microsoft’s marketplace, has been updated to version 2.8.
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January, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Opera Mini, Android – Down

By | February 4, 2013 | 4 Comments


As the “New Year” passes by, it’s time to take a look at the mobile market share data for January, 2013, which includes one new player: Internet Explorer.
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SurfCube 3D, Now With Windows Phone 8 Support

By | January 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

SurfCube 3D, Now With Windows Phone 8 SupportAs more and more developers optimize their apps for the HD resolution displays, SurfCube 3D did too receive an update, bumping its version number to v4.5.

If you can get around the awkward interface, SurfCube 3D will offer you a couple of features that are currently missing in the mobile version of Internet Explorer 10, such as: orientation lock and ability to open links in the background. However, we are pretty confident that the developer is mostly targeting WP7 users as they lack some of the more important features like bandwidth saver mode and a proper tab management.
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Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

By | January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview PhoneFront reminds us of the iPhone.

After demonstrating Firefox OS on a couple of unbranded and bland looking devices, Mozilla has just announced two developer preview phones, and they do indeed look better than expected.

What is more interesting though are the specs. Although it was speculated that Firefox OS will be limited to the low and/or mid-range phones, developer devices are far from slow, which is both exciting and concerning. If these devices are an exception, we wonder how will developers be able to test their apps and make sure that they run smoothly on a far less powerful phone.
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