Category: Upcoming

Internet Explorer 10 is Touch Optimized, Windows 8 – A Major Update

By | March 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 is Touch Optimized, Windows 8 Is Major UpgradeAccording to Win7China (which is a credible source), Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will include a major UI overhaul which is set to be more touch optimized than previous IE versions. Furthermore, company is stressing the importance of overall web browser performance as well.

As far as it is known now, those are the two main goals for Microsoft.

What is more interesting is Windows 8 UI. Win7China reports that changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be far greater than everyone expected.

In fact, source compared the new Windows 8 interface to Windows 1.0 > 3.1 > Windows 95 migration.

The future looks awesome.

Via: Windows8News
Source: Win7China

Firefox 4 to Release on Tuesday

By | March 17, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox 4 was originally slated for November of 2010, but after a dozen betas, the 22nd of March may be the final release date. That is the new release date stated by Mozilla anyway.

The current release candidate was labeled as good enough to ship as the final product on Wednesday by Mozilla developers. This contrasts with what Mozilla has done in the past, namely ship multiple release candidates until finally determining the shipping code. Firefox 3.6, for example, had two release candidates issued by Mozilla before reaching its audience more than a year ago.
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Opera Mobile for Windows Phone 7

By | March 17, 2011 | 6 Comments

Opera for Windows Phone 7With the announcement of upcoming Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6 releases, Norwegian browser maker has also revealed that Windows Phone 7 will be receiving its own version of Opera as well (dubbed Opera Mobile).

“In our lineup, all players are equally important–we leave no device behind. Our small and clever pieces of software will give you a 5-star experience, no matter what hardware you prefer”, said Lars Boilesen, the CEO of Opera Software.

Next week should be pretty exciting.

Update: It looks like it might be coming to Windows 7 tablets instead.

Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 Coming

By | March 17, 2011 | 9 Comments

Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 ComingNow here is something exciting for all Opera users. According to the recent press release, Opera Software will be releasing Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 web browsers sometime next week!

Opera Mini is set for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian/Series 60 and J2ME devices while Opera Mobile 11 supports Android, Symbian, Windows 7 and eGo platforms.

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) in Windows 8

By | March 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) in Windows 8According to Win7China, Internet Explorer 10 will be the default browser of Windows 8 and not IE9 as some might have expected.

But these are more than just rumors, according to internal Windows 8 testers, Milestone 3 builds already have early versions of IE10 pre-installed.

Via: Winddows8Geek

RockMelt Now Available To Everybody

By | March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

RockMelt Now Available To EverybodyRockMelt, a Chromium based social browser, has been released to the public as an open beta after having been an invitation only deal for the past 122 days i.e. since November of 2010.

Delivering some quick history on the browser, RockMelt is built around the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and numerous other feeds that provide updates in the real-time.
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IE9 Coming in March 14th

By | March 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

IE9 Coming in March 19thThis is it, after lots of rumors and speculations, Microsoft has finally confirmed Internet Explorer 9 release date.

According to Ryan Gavin, senior director of IE, starting from next Monday, users will be able to download the Final version of Internet Explorer at 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

So here you have it, if Windows 8 is indeed stated for early 2012 release and company has changed its strategy, expect to see IE10 announcements later this year.

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web Browser

By | March 9, 2011 | 8 Comments

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web BrowserMicrosoft has it, Google has it so why shouldn’t Baidu build one too?

To strengthen its business, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine is already working on its own web browser (codenamed FlyFlow) and as it turns out, testing phase has already begun.

Not much is known yet, although it was revealed that FlyFlow will have its own application platform and considering Baidu popularity, we might even see IE6 glory days over.

Rendering engine remains unknown as well. However, users should expect to see the public Beta of this web browser in the very near future.

Thanks, Andrew!

Source: QQ.com

64 Bit Google Chrome (x86-64)

By | March 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

64 Bit Google Chrome (x86-64)

It looks like the 64 bit version of Google Chrome web browser might be coming in the near future as AreWeFastYet.com now lists both OS versions:
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

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