Category: Mobile Browsers
One of the frequently requested Windows Phone’s Internet Explorer 9 features is the ability to navigate between tabs with a simple flick to the left or right, which can’t be done with the default web browser. Fortunately, Vable Browser, the IE9 based alternative includes this and other new functionality
The best part? It’s free and unlike a lot of free apps, it does not have any ads.
After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.
For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.
Tested web browsers
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
WebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.
According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.
No further details were revealed.
According to MoboTap, a company behind Dolphin HD, they had no idea that their web browser was available in the BlackBerry’s App World. In addition to that, they never authorized such submission and are currently working to fix the mess, which was caused by Handster.
With the release of Google Chrome web browser for Android, it looks like Opera has been cooking a couple of surprises of their own.
First in the list is Opera Mobile 12, which has a plateau of new features, including a Ragnarök HTML5 parser that should improve the overall sites compatibility and bring better web apps to the table. Following other mobile browsers, Opera Mobile 12 for Android now also includes a WebGL support, a feature originally seen in Firefox Mobile in early 2011. What else is new?
If our anonymous tipster is correct, then it looks like Internet Explorer 10 will include the integration of Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
Thanks to the cloud, Windows 8 PC, Windows 8 Tablet and Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) users will be able to enjoy the seamless Internet experience as their data, including bookmarks, passwords, history and Speed Dial, will be synchronized across all the platforms.
With already tight SkyDrive integration in the Windows 8, we are eager to find out what’s next in store for Microsoft.
Promises seamless Metro integration.
As you might know, Windows 8 will expand Microsoft’s Metro UI, which is currently utilized by Windows Phone, Xbox Dashboard and other software giant products.
Trying to jump ahead everyone but Internet Explorer, which will also have a version specific for the Metro user interface, Mozilla has revealed its plans to create a “Firefox on Metro” for the upcoming Windows 8 OS.
What so special about it?