Category: Mobile Browsers
Brings more goodies to the table.
Earlier this month, Microsoft has revealed the very first information about the upcoming Silverlight 5 release.
According to “The Future of Microsoft Silverlight” web site, Silverlight 5 will introduce more than 40 new features, including developer productivity improvements as well as huge boost in the video quality and performance.
Key new features:
Just a minor update here, until the end of 2010, you will earn more activity points on the ask.favbrowser.com web site.
100 points for registration
10 points for asking a question
15 points for the best answer
3 points for selecting the best answer
3 points for answering a question
1 point for a daily visit
Don’t forget. You can redeem points for a bunch of cool prizes, so head over to ask.favbrowser.com and pick your Christmas gift right now.
All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?
While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).
With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).
Good news, this week Opera Software has finished and released the Final version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian/S60 devices.
However, before downloading, be sure to check a list of known issues here.
Furthermore, company has also announced the availability of Opera Mini 5.1 Beta 2 for Series 60 platform, offering lots if improvements and bug fixes.
• Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.
Recently, Opera Software has reported their Q3 2010 financial results.
Revenues continued to increase for the desktop browser, while Internet devices saw a 2% decrease (Q2 vs. Q3).
Opera Mini user base keeps growing while desktop browser lost more users.
With the decreasing popularity of Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms, Skyfire has decided to do some changes for its own eco system.
Starting from December 31, 2010, Skyfire will stop supporting its 1.0 browser for both Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.
What does that mean?
Flash and Silverlight is no more, as its proxy servers will be shut down.
Well, that did not take long.
Yesterday, a new app called Browser+ ($0.99) was included into the Windows Phone marketplace.
Basically, it’s a modified Internet Explorer Mobile shell with the enhanced functionality:
Private (incognito) mode
On the downside, it does not yet support landscape mode.