Category: Mobile Browsers
Few weeks ago, Mozilla has submitted Firefox Home to Apple’s App Store and today, it was finally approved.
Here is how to get started (as from blog.mozilla.com):
- Install Firefox Sync, a free add-on for Firefox, on your desktop.
- Restart Firefox and follow prompts to create an account with both a password and a secret phrase.
- Go the App Store on your iPhone and search for “Firefox Home” or install it directly from iTunes.
- Launch Firefox Home on your iPhone. You’ll be prompted to enter your Firefox Sync account info. Enter your username, password and Secret Phrase and tap “Done.”
After releasing the final version of Opera Mini 5.1 for a bunch of Java supporting phones and BlackBerry devices, Opera Software has just finalized its Android and made it available for you to download.
One of the new features in version 5.1 is improved rendering for high-resolution devices, such as HTC EVO 4G or Motorola Droid X.
They also have improved kinetic scrolling and added ability to set Opera Mini as your default web browser.
Gizmodo has sat down with Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Director of Developer Relations to discuss the future of Firefox it’s competitors and browsers in general.
Furthermore, he confirmed that company is not going to develop Firefox for Windows Mobile/Phone 7 anytime soon.
Guys at Driphter.com got their hands on the upcoming BlackBerry browser that utilizes Webkit rendering engine.
Although it’s still in early development stages, browser does look promising and we are looking forward to the final version capabilities.
Opera Software has released a new stable version of Opera Mini web browser that is 5.1.
This updated is mostly targeted at low end devices that have a screen resolution lower than 200 pixels or low memory capacity (4 MB+-).
Basically, if your phone does not meet mentioned requirements, Opera Mini will automatically switch to a new skin that lowers memory footprint. Therefore, enhancing user experience and reducing a number of “out of memory” error messages.
In addition, Opera Mini team has also added a new a keypad shortcut that allows you switching from/to Mobile View (*0).
It looks like Google has officially announced the refresh of YouTube mobile website. Android and iPhone users will be redirected to new page upon visiting it.
Updated site takes the advantage of HTML5 features, such as video tag. Furthermore, it brings search suggestions, improved video quality, ability to create playlists and like/dislike video buttons.
• IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.
• June, 2010 – Internet Explorer Gains Market Share; Firefox, Opera – Loses
As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.
Just a couple months ago, Skyfire has decided to expand its services and provide with an opportunity to download mobile web browser for people outside the U.S.
Well, it appears that company is backing up this decision. Starting from tomorrow (July 1, 2010), Skyfire will stop supporting countries other than UK, USA and Canada.
Users from other countries will receive the following message:
Now, if you are receiving “Unable to initialize camera. Failed to set up the camera device” error on your HTC device (possibly any other Windows Mobile phone) and had no luck with soft reset, try the following:
Open task manager and make sure that Opera Mobile is not running, and close if it is. Now, I am not sure why it’s impossible to take pictures or record videos while you surf the net with Opera Mobile (as it makes very little sense), but here you have it, a quick and painless fix.
In yesterday’s press release, Opera Software and Russian mobile operator MegaFon, has announced a new partnership, under which MegaFon’s “Unlimited Internet with Opera Mini” package will be made available to all Russian territories (that’s more than 53 million mobile subscribers total).
Back in September 2009, MegaFon signed a similar deal that provided unlimited mobile web access to Moscow region only.
However, as press release says: