July, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
Another month, another report.
First in the list is Apple’s Safari, which is still in a downtrend and has lost another 1.24 point of the market share, down from 46.07% to 44.83%.
Grab it while it’s hot.
Today, a bunch of folks from Norway have released the final version of Opera 23 where the addition of the heart icon (where it will now take two instead of one click to add sites to Speed Dial or bookmakrs) is touted as the most significant new feature.
When it comes to other changes, startup time will be faster for Opera Turbo users with slower connection, insecure content will no longer load on HTTP pages, also, a support for Pepper plugins and better user experience during plugin freeze.
Brings ZTE P80 phone support and few goodies for BB users.
If you are still rocking any of the older phones then good news, a new update for Opera Mini has been just released and is now available for download at m.opera.com
What’s new? Here’s a full list of reported changes (not a lot but still better than nothing):
June, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
And now we do the desktop.
Starting with Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser has finally regained what it has lost last year, up from 58.17% to 58.38 (0.21 point increase).
June, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Safari, it looks like Apple’s web browser is now in a downtrend as we see another drop, from 48.72% to 46.07% (2.65 points decrease).
If you are not sure which of the two Opera browsers to use on your iOS device (Coast or Mobile) then add a third one to the mix.
Released earlier this month, a new version of Opera Mini offers a complete overhaul in user design and features such as ability to choose compression mode (Opera Turbo, providing with a full web experience while still saving you data, giving you up to 50% more sites to browse while classical Opera Mini mode offers up to 90% data savings).
Yes, it’s really here.
After a rather long wait, the Norwegian browser maker has finally delivered the very first Opera Developer Preview build for all you Linux users out there.
So if you’ve been delaying the upgrade because of no Linux version today is your lucky day. It should be noted though that there is one known issue: you may experience a startup crash if Google Chrome, Chromium, or derivatives are set as a default web browser.
Now here’s a pretty unexpected move.
Recently, Opera Software and Microsoft have announced a new partnership where Opera will become the default web browser on the software giant’s latest Android phone family: Nokia X.
“Our companies have enjoyed a long history together, and this represents a huge step forward for both of the companies,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “We have worked closely with the Microsoft Devices Group on this project, to make sure the users of Nokia X affordable smartphones can have the best web browsing experience right out of the box.”
The deal is expected to close in Q3 2014.
Today, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of AdColony, the mobile video advertising platform for a total of $75 million and potential earn out payments of up to $275 million so the total transaction value might be as high as $350 million over the next 2 years.
The deal is set to strengthen Opera’s mobile advertising business with a combined audience reach of 700 million consumers.
Now with Pepper Flash.
Good news, a new Developer Preview release has just hit the channel and is now available for you to download.
One of the most important changes in this build is the inclusion of the Pepper Flash, a much more stable version of Flash where each plugin is sandboxed. For it to work though you will have to download the new Adobe Flash Beta.