November, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
It’s the last month of the year as we check the market share results for November. Were there any surprises? Let’s find out.
With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.
Internet Explorer 10
Google Chrome 23
If you can find a working mirror.
What’s better than Opera 12.10? Opera 12.11, of course.
Focusing on stability and security improvements, the following build improves the overall Gmail experience, patches SPDY support and fixes a total of two security related vulnerabilities.
That’s pretty much it.
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
Hangs the latter.
Just recently, Opera users started reporting an issue, which caused their browser to become unstable while browsing SkyDrive photos. Now, according to Opera’s Hallvord R. M. Steen, the root cause is Microsoft itself.
As stated in the blog post, SkyDrive suffers from a bug, which sends two million NULL characters during every browsing session that results in a 100% CPU usage.
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.
The stablest Opera build yet.
After a total of 4 release candidate builds, Norwegian browser maker has just released the final build of the Opera 12.10.
So how exactly will it improve your experience? Thanks to features like pre-fetched DNS (so domain name system look up is performed on mouse over) and SPDY (check preliminary benchmark results here), users should see a nice performance increase, especially when browsing Gmail, Twitter and other, SPDY enabled sites.
Hey, it’s that time of the month again as we kick off the week with the new data from the NetApplications.
Starting with the Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s market share is slowly edging higher, up from 53.63% to 54.13 (0.5 point increase).
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%.