May, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
As always, we start with the market leader: Safari, this time its market share has decreased by 3.05 points, from 51.77% to 48.72%.
Next is Android Browser, which too experienced a drop in the numbers, from 22.56% to 21.87% (0.69 point decrease).
Silent mode for everything.
Recently, Opera followed other browsers and revealed a new build, which would automatically update your software to the latest version. Now, it looks like Norwegian browser maker has decided to go an extra mile and silence even more tasks, starting with the latest Developer build (23.0.1522.0), Opera will now scan your PC for other web browser installations / profiles and silently import all data (on the first run) without your permission, including: passwords, cookies, history and bookmarks.
With new themes and minor fixes.
Following a bunch of releases from Google, here comes one from Opera, which is the final version of Opera 22.
So what exactly is new in this build?
Themes: Guys at Opera have introduced five fresh new themes that can be accessed through Themes section, you can now also right click on any image and use it as a theme as well.
Silent Updates: Following other web browsers, Opera will now update automatically and do so without nagging the user.
China not included.
Now here’s a quick shout out for you: today guys at Opera are opening 20,000 Opera Max slots and are allowing you to test the software even if it’s not officially available in your country.
A pretty interesting developer preview update has been released today by Opera, which is now sitting at the version 23, and here‘s what new:
A new Heart menu has been introduced, which will now take two instead of one click to add your favorite pages to Stash, although you can also add them to Speed Dial or bookmarks bar (no sight of bookmarks yet).
April, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
And now the desktop numbers…
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer market share has since reached its peak and is down by 0.08 point, from 57.96% to 57.88%.
For those relying on the final browser builds rather than playing with betas and alphas, here comes the stable release of Opera 21.
One of the key features of Opera 21 is the inclusion of Aura, which, as we mentioned earlier is the UI stack developed by Google that utilizes GPU whenever possible, increasing performance and so on.
If you’ve been rocking Opera 12.x (myself included) and see no need to upgrade till a proper replacement is introduced then today you have a reason to celebrate. How so? Well, there is a new (and probably) last update in town, which fixes two security issues.
Fixes annoying password manager book.
Finally, a new version for all you Opera users out there. With the recently released browser build for Android, guys at Opera have included a couple of new features as well as welcomed password manager fix, which will no longer fail to suggest saved passwords for many sites.
As far as other changes go, Discover feature has been totally revamped, Chromium has been updated to v34, there are (as usual) a bunch of stability and usability improvements as well as screen rendering improvements and page loading spinner behavior. Last, a copy link context menu option has been added, which is a small but welcome feature.
March, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser seen an increase of 0.39 point, up from 53.52% to 53.91%.