Category: Mobile Browsers

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta 2 for Symbian Released

By | September 29, 2010 | 8 Comments

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta 2 for Symbian ReleasedOpera Software has just released the second beta of Opera Mobile 10.1 web browser.

This version introduces an ARM optimized version of Opera’s JavaScript engine called Carakan, which is approximately 4 times faster than its predecessor.

On the side note, Sony Ericsson has recently announced its plans to get rid of Symbian platform completely. This leaves Nokia the only company that still manufactures and develops Symbian OS devices.

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Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhone

By | September 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhoneIf you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then hold your horses still.

In the recent post, Mozilla has answered to one of the most frequently asked questions: Firefox for the iPhone?

We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone. We are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use.

From the answer above, it looks like Mozilla is unable to implement the full Firefox browser experience into the iPhone. However, as company continues to explorer various options and alternatives, we might see something what resembles a mobile web browser.

Mozilla’s Seabird Phone Concept

By | September 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

Billy May from Mozilla Labs community has created a conceptional video that demonstrates the endless possibilities of future phones as technology advances.

There is nothing else to add, just sit back and enjoy the video (3D version available here).

Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Mobile

By | September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows MobileHere comes another release from Opera, as company has just announced the availability of Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Phone 6.5, Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, and Windows Mobile 2003 devices.

Why should you use Opera Mini instead of Opera Mobile? Well, it depends on your handset and your personal preference.

It’s a nice release with its advantages and disadvantages, when compared to Opera Mobile 10. One of such advantages is a “working” “Back” button, click on it and you are instantly surfing the previous page, while in Opera Mobile 10, it takes you back and then reloads the very same page (at least on my device). On the other hand, Opera Mini 5.1 UI appeared to be a little bit sluggish sometimes.
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Web Browser Questions and Answers

By | September 5, 2010 | 12 Comments

Web Browser Questions and Answers

After a couple of requests, I have finally decided to launch a page that is ask.favbrowser.com

What is it all about?
Essentially, it is a web browser questions and answers site. Therefore, as the content starts kicking in, ask.favbrowser.com will serve as a good knowledge base for web browser related issues.

Also, you can earn points for asking and answering questions.

Can you redeem points for any cool prizes?
Not yet, but stay tunned, there will certainly be a couple of them in the near future.

Visit web browser questions and answers page.

Skyfire Submitted to Apple’s App Store

By | September 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

Skyfire Submitted to Apple's App StoreJust as expected, Skyfire Team has submitted their mobile web browser into Apple’s App store and is awaiting approval.

If Apple approves the app, Skyfire would allow iPhone/iPad users to enjoy Flash content that is being transcoded into HTML5 via company servers.

According to press release, Skyfire Team followed Apple guidelines, including the use of a WebKit browser core shared with Safari, and h.264 adaptive streaming.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 30th

By | August 30, 2010 | 6 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 30th

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Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.

Facebook Chat to Stop Supporting IE6
According to Facebook blog post, company will be dropping Internet Explorer 6 support for its chat application…
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SkyFire for iPhone to be Submitted Soon

By | August 26, 2010 | 7 Comments

SkyFire for iPhone to be Submitted SoonAccording to MobileCrunch, a company behind SkyFire will be submitting its mobile web browser to Apple’s app store early next week.

If SkyFire for iPhone/iPad is anything like other platform versions, users will finally be able to watch Flash videos or other media content.

Skyfire Labs, Inc. did not comment on the story.

Windows Phone 7 Browser Comparison

By | August 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

Guys at PocketNow.com compared Windows Phone 7, iPhone and Android browsing experience.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

By | August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

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The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Is Internet Explorer the Modern Times Jesus?
Before we begin… If you are easily offended Christian, just skip this post.
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