Category: Mobile Browsers

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

By | November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

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Internet Explorer on Mac
Oh no.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect
Reveals endless possibilities.

Are You Serious?
A picture.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

By | November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

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Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 Released
Screams for more performance.
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Opera Software Q3 2010 Financial Results

By | November 18, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Software Q3 2010 Financial Results

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.
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Skyfire to Kill Windows Mobile and Symbian Products

By | November 17, 2010 | 5 Comments

Skyfire to Kill Windows Mobile and Symbian ProductsWith 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.
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Private Browsing Mode, Tabbed Browsing for Windows Phone 7 IE

By | November 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

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:

Tabbed browsing
Private (incognito) mode

On the downside, it does not yet support landscape mode.

Via: WPCentral

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 15th

By | November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 15th

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Download Firefox 4 Beta 7
Here comes the seventh beta release of Firefox 4 web browser.

Firefox Celebrates 6th Birthday
With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla has celebrated the…
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Skyfire Cashes in Almost 1 Million Dollars

By | November 10, 2010 | 18 Comments

Skyfire Cashes in Almost 1 Million DollarsMight make Opera jealous.

With all the “problems” that plagued Skyfire for the iOS launch, the numbers are in.

According to the MobileCrunch post, a company behind mobile web browser Skyfire has sold more than 300 000 copies for their first weekend.

If we do the math:
300,000++ * $2.99 = ~$900,000

Now, Skyfire will obviously not receive all that cash, as Apple wants their cut as well (30%, if no exclusive deals were made).

That still leaves the company with more than 600,000 USD to spend on candies and chocolate.

Download Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android

By | November 9, 2010 | 9 Comments

Download Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android

As promised last week, Opera Software has released a beta version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Android.

Just as you expect from Opera Mobile, it includes a dozen of well know features, such as: Speed Dials, Visual Tabs, Opera Turbo, Password Manager and much more.

Known issues
Incorrect fonts used for some Asian characters (Japanese not working)
Some compatibility issues with some Google services (working with Google on that)
Web fonts disabled

Download.

Thanks, Armin.

Skyfire: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

By | November 4, 2010 | 12 Comments

Skyfire: Now You See Me, Now You DontApparently, recently released Skyfire for the iOS became top selling app in just over 5 hours and was doing so well that its publishers had to actually remove it from the app store.

According to the blog post, it far exceeded their initial expectations and was too much for the servers to handle.

When can you expect it to re-appear?

As soon as they increase the capacity of servers. No ETA yet.

Apple Approves Skyfire, Brings Flash Support

By | November 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

Well, what do you know; Apple has just approved the Skyfire mobile browser for the iOS.

According to CNNMoney.com, it shall be available on Thursday and is priced at $2.99.

Is it any good? Well, the main selling point is this: Skyfire has a built in Flash video to HTML5 converter. Therefore, iPhone, iPod or iPad users will be able to enjoy Flash content. However, don’t get to excited as it won’t convert games or other non-video related content.