Category: Mobile Browsers
July, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
As we are close to the end of the summer, it’s time to find out whether there have been any significant changes in the browser market share trends for the month of July.
Kicking things of with Safari, Apple’s browser is up again and is now close to the March, 2015 levels, from 41.66% to 42.44% (0.78 point increase).
Remember the time when Opera was full of ads and you had to pay money to remove them? Apparently, the folks behind Surfy web browser were still relying on the paid browser module, which reminds us of the 90s.
Well, things are about to become normal again as Surfy us finally free as opposed to the previous price of $1.99.
On a slow news day.
Today, one of the most popular web browsers for Windows Phone has received a minor update, bumping the version number to 5.18.3.
The latest build brings bug fixes for the HTML5 games that were not installing properly.
As far as Surfy features go, it includes passcode protection, desktop like tabs, data savings, voice search, YouTube downloader, searchable history and more.
We are not exactly sure what is going on with either Microsoft or Opera but it looks like Opera Mini has disappeared again from the Windows Phone store, for a third time this year.
The good news? Opera Software is aware of the issue and are working with Microsoft to fix it.
Personally, we’d love to know exactly why this keeps happening.
Details are now published online.
Now here is something that does not exactly help the “buggy and old” IE public perception. Back in November and earlier this year in January, Microsoft was notified about the 4 security vulnerabilities that affect both Internet Explorer for desktop as well as smartphones and never bothered to fix them.
In fact, the software giant has now stated that they failed to do so because “there were no attacks reported”, hence they did not bother to do so, not to mention that Internet Explorer will also be replaced with Microsoft Edge later this year.
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.