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.
• 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.
It looks like Mozilla has finally finished Firefox Home application and submitted it to Apple’s App Store. Pricing was revealed as well: it’s totally free.
As we wrote earlier, Firefox Home is a simple iPhone application (based on Weave Sync), that allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to access their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and tabs from their most recent browsing session.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
Blake Ross, the co-founder of Firefox web browser appears to be skeptical about Firefox growth.
Answering to one of the Quora (questions/answers community) members questions (Will Firefox have double-digit market share in 3 to 5 years), he said:
I’m pretty skeptical. I think the Mozilla Organization has gradually reverted back to its old ways of being too timid, passive and consensus-driven to release breakthrough products quickly.
Mozilla’s CEO, John Lilly has also responded with the following comment:
• Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.
• Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.
• Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
- Internet Explorer History Monitor
- Install Firefox add-on without restarting, now in nightly builds
- Mozilla Plugin Check for All Browsers
- The Book of Mozilla
- Use Google Chrome to Drag Images into e-mails
- Verizon’s Tablet Bet Is on Google Chrome
- Why the Opera web browser is anti-Flash
- Opera’s Secrets Unlocked: 16 Tips and Tricks
- Apple Safari Browser Hit By Zero-day Vulnerability
- Is Your Browser HTML5 and CSS3 Ready?
- Android Browser Roundup
Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.
It’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.
Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:
“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”
John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.
- Microsoft to fix further vulnerabilities in IE 8 XSS filter
- IE9 Developer Tools: Network Tab
- Firefox Customizable Tab Bar
- Screenshots of new UI concepts for Firefox 4
- refox 3.6.4 beta available for download and testing
- Google closes vulnerabilities in Chrome 4 for Windows
- Wikipedia Companion Adds Wikipedia Browser To Google Chrome
- Chrome OS to support ARM and Tegra?
- Opera shown to be the most secure browser by Symantec
- Make Opera Mini 5 the default Android browser with Opera Bridge
- Another EU browser ballot bug: now it’s not random at all
- Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future
- Video: Skyfire Alpha on Android
- Microsoft sponsors new Web font standard
- NetSurf 2.5 released
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.
- A Closer Look at Internet Explorer 9 Hardware Acceleration Through Flying Images
- Microsoft: IE9 Preview Downloads Taking Off
- Microsoft finally to close the VBScript hole in Internet Explorer
- Mozilla’s Q1 2010 Analyst Report – State of the Internet
- Aza Raskin Joining Firefox
- Firefox with Direct2D: Speed you can feel
- Firefox 3.6.3 security update now available
- Firefox 3.5.9 and 3.0.19 security updates now available
- Improved Flash Player Support in Chrome
- Dev update: Integrated Adobe Flash Player Plug-in
- We will launch 3D apps via Chrome soon
- Google Chrome Developer Update – Geolocation and Incognito Extensions
- Is Apple giving Opera for iPhone the Google Voice treatment?
- Opera Mini Sees 50.5 Million Mobile Users In February, Up 145 Percent
- Opera to showcase revenue-generating Web solutions at NAB 2010
- The big change coming to Safari 5: Kernel-level multi-processing
- Plugging the CSS History Leak
- Privacy-related changes coming to CSS :visited
- Interesting times for Video on the Web
- Quake 2 running in HTML5 browsers
- First look: Skyfire for Android
- LG ships first phone with HTML5 browser
- Thanks to Andrew, Daniel Hendrycks, Demir Lugonic, mabdul, Nab and Nox for links.
P.S. Sorry for missing last week’s recap and some news (was traveling + missed flight back), still catching up :-)