Category: Mobile Browsers
June, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down
Just like every month, it’s time to reveal the mobile market share data for June from the NetApplications.
After quite a few months of drops, Safari is ready to fight back and is up by 1.99 point, from 39.67% to 41.66%.
And it’s called “Gello”.
CyanogenMod, the team that has brought you the popular Android ROM, which has since been used not only by the enthusiasts but also OEMs, has posted a teaser video on their Google+ page, indicating that there are working on their own web browser.
If you don’t feel like watching a video (which can’t be embed), here is what was teased: flexible downloader manager, granular privacy controls as well as offline reading mode.
Includes one of the most requested changes ever.
Recently, we have reported about some of the changes that have been made to the Microsoft Edge web browser for the desktop and now we have prepared a (slightly smaller) list of new features and improvements that were noticed in the most recent Windows 10 Mobile builds.
First in the list is Edge’s ability to download files in the background and according to some rumors, the download progress might even be visible in the notification center.
Then there is a new option allowing to set Edge to either Mobile or the Desktop user agent.
Could become the universal app.
Recently, Norwegian browser maker has ditched the Beta tag for its Opera Mini build on Windows Phone. Now, it looks like the company is also planing to release a build for Windows 10.
When exactly? The only time frame that they provided was “later this year” and it is unknown whether or not it will be ready before Windows 10 hits the streets.
May, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser – Down
It‘s the first day of the summer right here and what better way to start June than to publish fresh mobile market share data numbers.
Plain text is not a way to go.
Just over a year ago, Alibaba has acquired UCWeb, a company behind UC Browser, which has a mind boggling user base of 500 million and more than 100 million active daily users.
However, as it turns out, there is a pretty serious “flaw” (or lazy design), which would allow anyone to identify your phone number, search queries, location and the device itself. What do we mean by saying lazy design? Well, it’s not exactly a security vulnerability as the only issue with UC Browser is that it does not encrypt traffic, which could allow your network operator or in-path actor on the network to access your data.
Good news for anyone rocking one of the Windows Phones as two highly popular web browsers have just received updates!
While Opera Mini Beta changelog is less than impressive (just bug fixes and minor improvements), Surfy Browser tells a different story. In fact, the latest build got a complete user interface overhaul with:
Well, that did not take that long.
Back in December, we have reported that Mozilla has finally recognized the importance of iOS and began working on a Firefox web browser for iPhone and iPad.
Now, it looks like the open source organization is ready to share it with the rest of the world. According to a new job listing (where Mozilla is looking for a talented product manager for Firefox Mobile), “a new Firefox for iOS application arriving soon”.
IOS version coming soon.
As revealed exclusively by FavBrowse last week, AdBlock Plus did indeed release their own web browser for Android.
So is it any better than you average web browser? Well, unlike the majority of Android brewers, AdBlock Plus have decided to use Firefox code base rather than Chromium, however, it won‘t sync with Firefox nor will it be able to use any of their extensions. So is it worth it? Well, the only positive thing about AdBlock Browser is that it blocks annoying ads by default, take a look at this:
While both OS and phone hardware providers do their best to reduce the eye strain when it comes to unavoidable night reading, not all of them succeed. And as you might know, eye strain is really one of the more uncomfortable things one can experience, especially when you use eyes for pretty much everything.
Well, it looks like at least Opera Mini users will get a pleasant surprise as today’s update includes a night reading mode, which works like this: instead of just reducing the overall screen brightness (which you can adjust via Opera Mini), user may also check the “reduce eye strain” box, which will change your screen light tone from blueish to a warm orange, which is said to be better for your eyes.
In addition to that, Opera Mini will now also sync your opened tabs and speed dial data so a pretty awesome update, if you ask us, which you should grab right now!