Category: Mobile Browsers
The months of declining Firefox market share might soon come to an end or at least a slow down, as according to Mozilla’s Release Manager, Lukas Blakk, has announced that after years of refusal, the open source organization is finally bringing Firefox to iOS.
He wrote, “We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS #mozlandia”
Why the sudden change? While we may never know all the possible reasons, one of the key elements could be a shift in Apple’s strategy itself, where the tech giant (since the WWDC 2014) announced the availability of WKWebView for all the developers:
Meet a new kind of “web browser”.
Now here’s an interesting take on web browsers. If you own the iPad or iPhone feel free to check an interesting new app called Wildcard, which aims to replace your typical web page with fancy cards.
Think of it as an alternative RSS Reade, which deconstructs pages into a more streamlined user experience (see the screenshot below).
If you are kind of a gestures guy (or a girl) then behold as a new Surfy update will bring some joy to your life.
Starting with Surfy 5.5, you will now be able to swipe between tabs, as simple as that. In addition to that, there is a new context menu, which can be activated by long pressing on the top title section of the tab, allowing you to swipe the tab away without using the X button.
Now here’s something if you are paranoid about your privacy. The recently released Surfy 5.4 now includes a pretty neat option, which allows you to protect your web browser data. Despite the fact that it already has an in-private browsing mode, developers have decided to go an extra mile and include a passcode box. As a result, when you launch Surfy 5.4, users will be required to type in the password, same happens if you leave your phone inactive for a few minutes.
In addition to this new feature, there are also various bug fixes, performance improvements and support for Kannada language, which even Windows Phone itself does not support.
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, its market share grew by 0.41 point, from 44.63% to 45.04%.
If you were happy with the data savings when using Opera Mini on your iPad or iPhone then you will be happy to know that the latest build will help you to save even more megabytes.
Thanks to the new Video Boost feature (which can be enabled via O Menu > Savings Enabled > Opera Turbo: Video Boost toggle), Opera Mini will now provide you with the video optimization service at no additional charge.
What does that mean? More data savings and less video buffering!
And the bookmark improvements continue.
Here comes a pretty neat update for all the developer preview and Android users out there. Thanks to the latest changes, you can now synchronize your Opera bookmarks across PC and Android devices.
These are not the only bookmark improvements though as the latest build also brings an option to rename or delete top level folders. Hey, every bit helps. Hopefully, next build will also allow you to hide “Shared by me” and “Bookmarks bar” folders as well as Search Box in the speed dial.
If you’ve just bought the recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ then today is your lucky day as Norwegian browser maker has just released a new Opera Coast update, which now supports both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. Also, iOS 8 users will now be able to check the latest news in the notification center if you decide to use the Opera Coast widget.
What about other Apple device users and/or improvements?
The web app icons have been redesigned to give you a more beautiful look and feel. In addition to that, you can now open Opera Coast links from another web browser and even share pages to other apps.
Surfy 5.3 and Opera Mini 0.9.0.6.
Today is a good day for those wanting to update their mobile web browser as recently not one but two companies have released new versions with some changes.
First in the list is Opera Mini, which (unfortunately) did not provide with any changelog.
Surfy on the other hand now includes Cortana (voice search) for Simplified Chinese, It also works with custom search engines so you can say something along the lines of “Surfy, search for YouTube kangaroo videos” and it will perform a YouTube video search.