Category: Mobile Browsers
In today’s Windows Phone 8 developer’s event, Microsoft has revealed some of the new Internet Explorer 10 features. Although they did not get into specifics, there are still tiny bits that are worth reporting.
Please note: Microsoft said that they will only talk about features that are developer related, so don’t expect anything else.
After reaching the 50% market share mark, Internet Explorer reverted some of its gains and is back to 49.87%, 0.13 point decrease.
Only few more points remain as Google Chrome slowly climbs towards the 20% mark, up from 17.41% to 18.05%, 0.64 point increase.
Meet the Internet Explorer.
As previously reported, Microsoft has given us a small sneak peak at the upcoming Xbox web browser, which not only utilizes Kinect, but also a new technology called SmartGlass.
So what is SmartGlass? A nightmare for the WiiU and a game changer for the software giant.
Advertising agencies moan.
In an effort to protect its users and their privacy, the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 will be the very first web browser to have a “Do Not Track” feature enabled by default. Although it’s certainly a very welcome change, some of the advertising agencies have already expressed their dissatisfaction on this matter.
Here is what Digital Advertising Alliance had to say:
Forget all those rumors for a while, here is something definitive: a release of the Opera Mini 7.
Targeted towards the J2ME, BlackBerry and S60 device users, the following build introduces two new features, a new “Smart Page” with social integration as well as support for unlimited speed dials, which is something Internet junkies will appreciate.
Those are not the only changes though.
Even though the Windows 8 Release Preview build is yet to be released, guys from WinBeta have managed to install it ahead of time and give you a small sneak peak of what’s to come.
In a 14 minute video below, you can see exactly what has been changed since the Windows 8 Consumer Preview build and in case you care only about the IE10 Metro, here are a couple of screenshots.
With all the speculations floating around, you might be wondering that it doesn’t make much sense for the Facebook to buy Opera Software, however, this is not exactly the case.
According to the recent rumors, the social networking giant is working on a Facebook Phone (FacePhone, if you will), which, as you might guess, requires a decent web browser and this is exactly where Opera shines.
Launches more “Are We” web sites.
As you might know, Mozilla has a couple of sites that help users to tracks Firefox’s progress, such as:
Now, it looks like the open source organization will be extending its portfolio with a couple more gems, those include:
Just slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.
Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
Don’t get too excited, speculations and rumors.
Now here is something to kick start your day. As you might know, Windows Phone 7.5 does not have a native code kit (NDK), which limits your choice to IE and IE based web browsers.