Category: Mobile Browsers

Amazon’s Kindle Web Browser Ported To Other Android Devices

By | January 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Amazon's Kindle Web Browser Runs On Other Android Devices

Silk, the Amazon Kindle Fire web browser, has been successfully ported by one of the XDA developer’s nicknamed TyHi and can now work fine across a variety of different Android devices.

As Electronista points out, the Silk web browser has gained attention from the various groups that are interested in Opera’s Turbo like cloud technology.
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December, 2011: Google Chrome, Opera, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | January 3, 2012 | 17 Comments


Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the month again when we look at the market share results for the last month. How your favorite browser did finish the 2011 race? Let’s find out.

Already broken through the 50% barrier, Internet Explorer share continues the downtrend, this time it has decreased by 1.19 point, from 48.95% to 47.76%.
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BOLT Mobile Browser Discontinued

By | December 28, 2011 | 6 Comments

BOLT Mobile Browser DiscontinuedBOLT, a little web browser that could, has announced the end of its saga.

Some time last year, June 2010, to be exact, BOLT has published a press release, claiming that is has rendered its billionth page with more than 7.3 million active users worldwide. Well, as it turns out, the economic circumstances did its own thing and those numbers are no longer relevant.

What did the company have to say? Not much.
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Nokia Ditches Opera Web Browser

By | October 28, 2011 | 21 Comments

Nokia Ditches Opera Web Browser

Will use its own creation instead.

Nokia, the largest handset manufacturer in the world, is known to use the Opera Mini web browser in some of its products. However, things are about to change as with the launch of four new Series 40 devices, Nokia has decided to use its own web browser instead.
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PlayStation Vita Web Browser Won’t Support Flash At Launch

By | October 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Vita, the upcoming handheld game console by Sony itself, won’t support Adobe Flash at launch, according to industry sources.

For what appears to be a common trend these days, Vita’s web browser will rely on HTML5 standards instead. While no further details are known, it is also said to support the JavaScript version 1.7, which is few releases behind the latest, 1.8.5 version (as released on July 27, 2010).
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Opera To Release A Hybrid Web Browser

By | October 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

In order to end the continuous user confusion and strengthen its position in the Android market, Opera Software will ditch both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers in favor of a hybrid option, according to the company officials.

Up until now, users had to decide, go with the Opera Mini and let its servers handle web pages rendering or chose a traditional approach and install Opera Mobile, which transfers such tasks to the consumer device.
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Opera Mini 6.5 And Opera Mobile 11.5 Hits The Streets

By | October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 6.5 And Opera Mobile 11.5 Hits The StreetsBrings data usage reports and other goodies.

Opera Software, the Norwegian browser maker, has recently released an update for both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers.

According to the company report, Android only updates now include a “Data Usage” view, which (when Opera Turbo, a web page compression technology, is enabled) allows users to see their bandwidth savings.
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Nokia Adds Compression Technology To Mobile Browser

By | October 15, 2011 | 10 Comments

Nokia Adds Compression Technology To Mobile Browser

The latest additions to Nokia’s phone portfolio, the C2-05 and the X2-05, come with a new browser that uses Nokia’s own compression technology to deliver content faster, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
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September, 2011: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 11, 2011 | 14 Comments

September, 2011: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer - Down

It is October already and there’s no time to waste. So, let’s dive into the latest browsers market share results and explore those changes.

Just a couple more months and Internet Explorer will break the 50% market share barrier, this time it lost 0.62 point, down from 51.59% to 50.97%.
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Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

By | October 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck TestaAccording to the latest TrendMicro report, malware creators have found a new toy to play with: Opera Mini.

A Russian web site that loads for mobile users only and looks similar to the Opera.com home page now offers a piece of malware, disguised as OperaMini.jar

Upon visit, a user is notified about the new update that should be downloaded, which, when installed, will start sending text messages to premium numbers.
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