Category: Mobile Browsers

February, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Chrome – Down

By | March 11, 2013 | 6 Comments


It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the latest market share trends for the mobile web browsers.
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Opera Browser For Android Is Here

By | March 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

Opera Browser For Android Is HereWith Opera Turbo rebranded as “Off-Road Mode”.

It looks like Opera Ice was simply a codename, as Norwegian browser maker has just announced the availability of its WebKit based web browser for Android. So how is it called? Opera Browser (Beta).

As we have seen in previous official and unofficial videos, Opera with WebKit brings a new take on the user interface, news reader, download manager and a private browsing mode (you know, for buying gifts).
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Chrome For Android To Compress Data

By | March 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

Chrome For Android To Compress DataOpera Turbo and Amazon Silk to lose another selling point.

Now here is an interesting peace of information for you. According to Engadget, Google is working on a new way to compress web data and optimize page loading times, thanks to its SPDY proxy servers.

Although no additional details were revealed about the technology itself or compression numbers, this feature can already be enabled by running:
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Chrome 25 Final For Android Is Here

By | March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chrome 25 Final For Android Is HereGrab it now.

After a beta build push earlier this year, Google has recently announced the availability of the Google Chrome 25 Stable for Android.

Unlike with desktop builds (where new features are always on demand), Chrome for Android has put a huge emphasis on one of the most important aspects for any mobile web browsers: performance.
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Opera Ice Hands On (Video)

By | March 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

Shipping in Q2 2013.

As promised by Opera Software some time ago, they have provided MWC journalists with a hands on opportunity of their latest (WebKit based) web browser, which is called Opera Ice.
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Google Patents Floating Google Chrome Menus

By | February 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Google Patents Floating Google Chrome MenusInvolves touch sensitive housing.

Now here is an interesting patent application by the search giant himself. According to PatentBolt, Google has been granted a patent, which would make our life much easier.

Since today’s phones and tablets don’t have tons of hardware keys, navigating through the web involves a lot of hand movement as you have to reach the navigation bar, which is usually placed in the upper side of the screen.
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Follow Mozilla’s Firefox OS Event At MWC 2013

By | February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mozilla MWC 2013

Now here is a quick tip for you: if you are excited about the upcoming Firefox OS or simply have some time to burn, head over to the following link for a live blog from TheVerge, which is about to begin.

Not a fan of their blogging style? No problem, Engadget is covering event as well.

Download Firefox 19 Final

By | February 20, 2013 | 5 Comments

Download Firefox 19 FinalFor both, PC and Android.

Now here is a double treat for all you Firefox users out there. Instead of a PC release alone, Mozilla has decided to go for an extra mile and publish the final Firefox 19 builds on all the platforms, including Android.

So what’s new? As reported earlier, Firefox 19 for the PC includes a built in PDF reader, startup performance improvements as well as new web standards support.
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Opera Buys Skyfire Labs For Up To $155 Million

By | February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Opera Buys Skyfire Labs For Up to $155 MillionOpera’s biggest purchase yet?

Skyfire Labs, a company that raised $23 million just over a year ago, has been acquired by Opera Software in a deal said to be worth up to $155 million in both cash and stock. This includes an upfront payment of $50 million and performance based payments over the next 3 years.

While it’s been a while since we heard about Skyfire’s web browser, it looks like this wasn’t the only driving force behind the acquisition.
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It’s Official: Opera Plans To Kill Its Own Layout Engine (Presto)

By | February 13, 2013 | 45 Comments

It's Official: Opera Plans To Kill Its Own Layout Engine (Presto)

Should have done that years ago.

After revealing Opera Ice, a WebKit based mobile web browser for Android and iOS, Opera Software today announced its plans migrate “most” of its upcoming browsers for smartphones and PC’s.
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