Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.
Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
With the release of Opera 12, Norwegian browser maker has included a much needed, “Do Not Track”, feature, which, although can be ignored by some sites, can be enabled via:
- Preferences > Advanced
- Open “Security” tab and check “Ask websites not to track me”
Hit OK and enjoy the artificial feeling of better privacy.
Includes dramatic improvements.
After announcing that something big is coming, Mozilla has revealed the 14th version of the Firefox Mobile web browser for the Android devices.
According to the official blog post, Firefox 14 Mobile has significant performance improvements in many different areas, ranging from startup to page load times.
Just after the Opera 12 release.
Charles McCathieNevile (or Chaals), the CSO of the Opera Software and the guy who have worked at W3C for more than 6 years, will be leaving the company.
There is no official statement yet from the Chaals himself, however, we have just received the following email:
Introduces the 64 bit builds for Windows and more.
Today is a good day for all the Opera users as Norwegian browser maker has just announced the availability of the Opera 12 Final.
If you haven’t tried the beta version yet, there are a lot of things to be excited about. Following other web browsers, Opera 12 now includes a support for the out-of-process plug-ins, full hardware acceleration (disabled by default) and themes that are similar to those of Firefox (aka Personas).
After reaching the 50% market share mark, Internet Explorer reverted some of its gains and is back to 49.87%, 0.13 point decrease.
Only few more points remain as Google Chrome slowly climbs towards the 20% mark, up from 17.41% to 18.05%, 0.64 point increase.
Something from the past.
Back in 2011, Jon S. von Tetzchner, the founder of Opera Software has left the company. Although not a lot of details were revealed, Jon stated that he, the Board and Management no longer shared the same values.
Forget all those rumors for a while, here is something definitive: a release of the Opera Mini 7.
Targeted towards the J2ME, BlackBerry and S60 device users, the following build introduces two new features, a new “Smart Page” with social integration as well as support for unlimited speed dials, which is something Internet junkies will appreciate.
Those are not the only changes though.
When it comes to the search engine agreements, web browser makers tend to extend their partnerships for at least a year or two. For instance, back in 2011, Opera Software has renewed their deal with Google for another year while Mozilla has recently signed a 3 year old contract.
Why are we telling you all this? Well, we have just received a letter from Opera’s Investor Relations group and it’s quite an interesting one.