Category: Mobile Browsers

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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New Data Center For America

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

New Data Center For AmericaOpera Software has announced that it will be opening a new data center for Americans to better serve almost 130 million Opera Mini users. Why? Apparently serious hardware is needed to accommodate the close to 80 billion web pages, or 11.4 petabytes, served through Opera Mini each month. Users of Opera Turbo will surely benefit as well.

What Opera Software evidently intends to do with this new data center is provide American users with even faster browsing. In addition to that, the new data center, located at the Fortress Colocation Centers, follows Opera Software’s commitment to the environment, for it uses 80% renewable energy. Sounds great for American users!

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

By | October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

[Thanks, Ichan, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

New Peacekeeper Beta Version Launches

By | September 29, 2011 | 37 Comments

New Peacekeeper Beta Version Launches

Give it a go.

Good news for all you benchmark geeks, Futuremark, the world’s leading benchmark maker, has released a new version of its highly popular web browsers testing tool for you to play with.

Peacekeeper 2 implements the latest HTML5 standards and features and was designed to work with web browsers running on any operating system and pretty much on every device (including tablets and smartphones).
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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

By | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th