January, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge forward and has (again) increase its market share, this time from 57.91% to 58.21% (0.3 point increase).
January, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser – Down
It’s time to kick things of with the very first market share report for the year 2014.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has managed to increase its market share by 0.14 point, from 54.82% to 54.96%.
Windows 8.1 is the OS.
When it comes to browser power consumption, it looks like Internet Explorer 11 is still the king of the hill.
According to the latest test done by guys at 7source, there is a staggering difference between the best (IE11) and the worst (Opera 18) web browsers. In fact, on your Toshiba Encore 8″ tablet, you could surf the web for as long as 8:52 hours or as little as 6:11 hours, depending on your software of choice.
Still not available worldwide.
If you are one of the lucky ones to be living in the US then good news, Opera Max, a data saving app for your Android phone, has been just updated.
While it doesn’t bring any groundbreaking changes, there are a couple of tweaks that will certainly help along the way. First in the list is ability to disable Opera Max icon in the notification drawer, next is a support for iPv6 as well as an option to view the app that has the highest savings rate.
Makes browsing less annoying.
Good news for all you Opera users out there, Norwegian browser maker has recently released a new version of Opera for Android, which brings some useful fixes. Oh, and there is one new feature too, allowing you to delete an entry in history view by long pressing on an item.
Here’s a full list:
Now here’s an interesting way to prioritize web browser features.
Despite the fact that Opera still lacks some of the essential features, it looks like (some of the) guys behind it have decided to go the other way and work on a new installer instead.
Currently available for Windows users only, what it does is pull the latest available build from the Opera servers. Also, in case of a network failure or other connection related problems, the installer will keep on trying to download the most recent version.
December, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Happy New Year!
Kicking things of, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer saw its first decline in a long time, down from 58.36% to 57.91% (0.45 point decrease).
If you live in the US, have an Android phone and want to save more data then you are up for a new and pretty awesome app by Opera called Opera Max.
What is Opera Max?
Think of it as Opera Turbo (data compression service) v2, which now not only compresses browser but also any other data requests that are sent throughout your phone. Still doesn’t make any sense? Just take a look at the picture and everything should become pretty clear:
No Linux version yet.
When build numbers mean very little these days, here comes the 20th version of Opera web browser and thankfully, it does bring some goodies, at least for the enthusiast market.
So what exactly has changed? First in the list is ability to drag tabs into the bookmarks bar, as well as improved drag and drop between Speed Dial and Bookmarks Bar. As far as other changes, you can expect some theme loading performance improvements and a bug fix that caused blurry scaled stash screenshots.
Now here’s something for all the enthusiastic Opera users out there. Norwegian browser maker has just published the “Next” build of Opera 19, which gives a glimpse on what to expect from the final version.
So what’s new and different? First in the list is “Bookmarks Bar”, followed by custom themes but most importantly, guys at Opera have added a couple of neat features that will be appreciated by the power users: