May, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Safari – Down
Here comes the desktop.
It looks like Google is not prepared to repeat the mistake they made by not extending the deal with Mozilla to (again) become their default search provider. In a recently announced move, Opera Software and search giant have come to an agreement and will be extending their partnership where Google continue to be Opera’s default search engine on both desktop and mobile platforms.
Last time companies have signed a deal back in 2012 with the current agreement set to expire within 2.5 years (at the end of 2017).
He’s back! With mouse gestures, tab stacking, 64 bit builds, Linux love and more.
Despite the fact that Jon Von Tetzchner has left Opera Software long time ago (to focus on other things), it looks like his love for web browsers refuses to vanish.
The latest proof comes from a newly released web browser aimed at the power users called Vivaldi and boy does it remind us of the old versions of Opera (minus compatibility issues).
May, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser – Down
It‘s the first day of the summer right here and what better way to start June than to publish fresh mobile market share data numbers.
Good news for anyone rocking one of the Windows Phones as two highly popular web browsers have just received updates!
While Opera Mini Beta changelog is less than impressive (just bug fixes and minor improvements), Surfy Browser tells a different story. In fact, the latest build got a complete user interface overhaul with:
While both OS and phone hardware providers do their best to reduce the eye strain when it comes to unavoidable night reading, not all of them succeed. And as you might know, eye strain is really one of the more uncomfortable things one can experience, especially when you use eyes for pretty much everything.
Well, it looks like at least Opera Mini users will get a pleasant surprise as today’s update includes a night reading mode, which works like this: instead of just reducing the overall screen brightness (which you can adjust via Opera Mini), user may also check the “reduce eye strain” box, which will change your screen light tone from blueish to a warm orange, which is said to be better for your eyes.
In addition to that, Opera Mini will now also sync your opened tabs and speed dial data so a pretty awesome update, if you ask us, which you should grab right now!
Just recently, we have revealed that Google Chrome has crossed the 25% market share mark on the desktop and now it looks like the search giant has even more things to celebrate. As it turns out, over the course of last month, Google Chrome on mobile has too reached a new milestone and surpassed the 30% mark, up by 2.28 points, from 27.78% to 30.06% and is as close to overtaking Safari as ever.
Russian language knowledge is not required.
If you’ve had hard time falling asleep because the “what does the browser rap sound like?” question kept running through your head then good news, it has finally been answered by Fl1cker, a Russian rapper who decided to write some lyrics about Opera Coast.
Check it out:
Does such thing even exist?
Now here’s a short story for you. If you want to know how exactly Opera web browser could look to the outsiders who (somehow) found the blog post and checked the official site comments: unmoderated spammers heaven.
Just take a look at this:
Now here is a pretty fantastic update for anyone that is running Opera on their Android phones or tablets and as it turns out, not only did it add new features, but also removed one of them: Opera Mini server side compression.
The good news? It was replaced with Opera Turbo, a much better and more compatible version of the site compression technology.
In addition to that, Opera for Android now also supports tab sync across all other Opera instances, meaning that you will always be able to continue reading or browsing the web without thinking what device to use.
And last but definitely not least? Automatic text wrap (yay)!