Category: Mobile Browsers
What better way to end the year than to remember and remind you about the company’s progress in 2012.
This is exactly what Mozilla did and when you combine everything together, it does look impressive. For example: did you know that Firefox got over 100 new features in less than 12 months? How about close to 20,000 enhancements?
Well, you are about to.
With audio fixes.
While the majority of news this week were mostly about Firefox and Mozilla, it’s time to end that with the news from Google Chrome.
Turns out, the search giant has just release an update for the iOS platform, which fixes one of the widely reported announces: inability to play audio files when web browser is minimized. Well, things are about to change as the latest build does just that: allows you to play audio while running in the background.
Now here is something to get you excited, a major browser release from something other than Microsoft or Google. As the name implies, the following build is all about the cloud. In fact, that’s where the majority of new features come from.
In addition to a much needed user interface redesign (although it still needs some work) and a new logo, Maxthon 4 focuses on three new things:
Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5
Now here is something for the Android users.
Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.
You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.
Yep, it’s that time of the month again.
First on the list is Apple’s Safari web browser, which regained some of its lost market share, up from 60.31% to 61.50% (1.19 point increase).
Everything.me, a company that specializes in the HTML5 app platform development, has raised a total of $25 million from the likes of Telefonica Digital, Singtel and Mozilla.
Already available on both iOS and Android platforms, “Everything” allows users to enjoy games and applications without having to download them (except for the e.me app itself, obviously). In addition to that, the company claims that its biggest selling point is an ability to dynamically match its users needs with specific content and applications.
For Windows Phone, Android and iOS (limited functionality).
Now here is something interesting to kickstart your day. In Russia, a country where Opera is especially loved, Norwegian company is launching an unlimited music service.
Priced at 150 rubles per month ($4.75), Windows Phone and Android users will be able to stream and download music from a selection of over 2 million tracks (Russian and non-Russian) while the iPhone and iPad users will be limited to streaming service only. Why? Limited iOS functionality and restrictions are blamed.
If Opera Mobile is not exactly your cup of tea then there is another option to consider: Opera Mini.
Just recently, Norwegian browser maker has released a small update, which aims to improve the overall user experience. So what’s new? The following build improves NFC support, connection stability as well as offers various stabilization fixes and page layout enhancements. Grab it now.
Opera Mini 7.5.1 for Android
Makes you want more.
Interestingly enough, it has some neat ideas, such as: dynamically updated live tiles (see video below for a cheesy demo) with news from Opera’s portal, speed dial thumbnbails that match those of WP8 start screen and more.
Join us as we take a look at the latest market share numbers from October.
It looks like the new iPhone and continuous iPad sales did not have a huge impact on the market. In fact, the latest data shows that Safari lost 3.7 points of its share, down from 64.01% to 60.31%.