Category: Mobile Browsers
With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.
Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
With the recent Windows 8 RTM announcement, the software giant has also finished the Final build of the Internet Explorer 10.
However, while both IE10 and IE10 Metro for Windows 8 are ready, it is not clear whether or not the Windows 7 version was also finalized.
Most importantly, Microsoft is yet to announce any new features/tweaks and the time of general availability for both Windows 8 and Windows 7 users.
With the release of the latest mobile web trends report, Norwegian browser maker has announced that their mobile products (Opera Mini and Opera Mobile) are now used by more than 200 million people worldwide.
As it turns out, the majority of these numbers come from the Opera Mini (183 million users) while Opera Mobile is used by 17 million people.
For even more details and stats by countries, check the original report.
Thanks to a recent WP8 SDK leaked, guys at MTW have obtained a pack of screenshots that detail quite a few new Windows Phone 8 features, including IE10.
So what can you expect from it?
Minus the new rendering engine and all that, Internet Explorer 10 for WP8 will include:
With the recent refresh of Firefox Beta for Android phones, the open source organization has also released a new update for tablets, which aims to match the look and feel of its brother.
In addition to that, it brings all the beloved Firefox features, such as: the new Awesome bar, refreshed tab view and an ability to view sites in desktop mode.
Chrome Experiments, a site that flourishes creative coding, has launched a new version made specifically for the handheld devices.
Merges your phone with a web browser.
It looks like guys at the Fenrir Inc. were quite busy developing a set of new web browsers for both PC and the iOS devices, including:
Sleipnir 3 for Windows
Sleipnir 3.5 for Mac OS X
Sleipnir Mobile 2.0 for iPhone and iPad 2
Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.
Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
Slow yet feature rich.
Well, what do you know, after the recent Google Chrome release for the Android devices, here comes another one but this time it’s for the iOS.
Finally drops the beta tag, available to download right now.
During the Google’s I/O conference, the search giant has also published the Final version of the Google Chrome web browser for Android.
As expected the Beta to Final transition mostly focused on stability and performance improvements. However, Google also said that they have been working to improve the overall experience for the tablet users, which is always a welcome step forward.