Microsoft 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.
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Our reader Mark has noticed an interesting piece of code in the latest Opera snapshot.
Although password manager synchronization is yet to be announced, it does not stop us from doing that now.
On the side note, recent Opera 11.10 builds also include: new internal pages styling, speed dial animation and zoom and more.
Now here is something for Opera users to play with, as Norwegian browser maker has recently released a public build of Opera that finally supports hardware acceleration.
Although it’s just a preview (not intended for daily use) and available for Windows users only, company promises that their standards based canvas implementation will also work with Linux or Mac OS X operating systems. Now isn’t that nice?
How is that possible?
Back in April of 2010, Apple has announced a new version of WebKit framework which is essentially called WebKit2
Well, it looks like the upcoming Mac OS X Lion release will feature an improved Safari web browser that finally utilizes Webkit2.
One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.
This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.
Opera Software has just confirmed that one of the enhanced features in the upcoming Opera 11.10 release will be a new Speed Dial which layout is now called “Speed Dial Flow”.
As a result, a new snapshot reveals the very first piece of all upcoming changes that are yet to come (see screenshot above).
Please note that this is not a final speed dial version.
Our guess is: Google Chrome like (“Most Visited sites”) behavior.
In addition to that, there will be some subtle animations and messages to remind new Opera users about all the features available in Opera web browser.
If you would like to try a new build (pre-alpha), please visit the following page.
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A lot of news about Google Chrome lately, no? This time it’s about how the next iteration of Google Chrome will implement a feature that only Internet Explorer 9 has so far and that feature is: dropping the address bar.
Despite being one of the most minimalist web browsers already, the next Google Chrome version will save even more screen space.
Don’t worry, the address bar will reappear when users move the cursor over the spot where the address bar normally is. It is a feature that only the beta of Internet Explorer 9 currently boasts but Google seemingly intends to take it a step further.