August, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Kicking things of with the usual: Apple’s Safari, which regained some of the lost market share, up from 44.83% to 45.07% (0.24 point increase).
Beta to start shortly.
After the recent Microsoft and Opera partnership where Opera Mini became the default web browser in software giant’s non Windows Phones, it looks like we have another fruit of labor.
Today, both companies have announced the Beta program of Opera Mini for Windows Phone (signup here), which should begin in the coming day(s). Despite the fact that signup page already states that the test version is available, people are yet to receive download links.
Catching up with competition,
It’s Tuesday already and Norwegian browser maker has revealed a new Opera 25 build, which included one neat and much needed feature: a built in PDF viewer and yes, it does use Chromium’s PDFium.
In addition to that, there is a new online package installer for Windows, which aims to improve on the overall user experience and interactivity.
Sounds good? Give it a go.
With HTML5 video support and more.
Now here’s a pretty neat update for everyone who is still rocking Opera Mini on their Android phones. Thanks to the recent 7.6 update, you will now be able to:
- Watch HTML5 videos as it’s not supported
- Better control your downloads and bandwidth usage since users will now be prompted whether or not they want to download larger files than 15 MB over cellular connection or wait for the Wifi.
- Opt out of Google Analytics
Yes, proper bookmarks indeed.
Now here’s something a lot of people have been waiting for: a new Opera release, which finally delivers “the old school” bookmark manager.
While the fact that guys at Opera have been working on BM was somewhat known, this is the first build where it’s enabled by default.
I know you’re pretty excited to test it out so enough chit chat, see the download links below.
It’s almost the middle of August so it’s time to dive into the desktop market share numbers and as always, we start with the Internet Explorer, which is no longer in an uptrend, now down by 0.37 point, from 58.38% to 58.01%.
Receives welcome improvements.
If for some reason Opera Mini is all you need then behold, a new update has arrived and here’s what you can expect:
- Text wrap and zoom options have been re-enabled and they can be accessed via Advanced Settings
- A Done button in the data menu, allowing for a faster navigation
- Improved various UI elements
With web notifications and more.
Even though it’s hot as hell in a lot of places in the world right now, it looks like guys at Opera prefer coding over sunny beaches and hot girls, which should be good news for you all.
Therefore, today they have announced the availability of Opera 25 Developer Preview, which includes a couple of new features, such as:
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.