Category: Upcoming

Taking a Look at the New Google Chrome 10 Beta

By | February 18, 2011 | 10 Comments

Google released the newest Google Chrome 10 build to the beta channel yesterday, boasting progress in the form of revamped browser settings, password sync features, as well as JavaScript performance.

V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine, now runs intense JavaScript applications faster than in the past. To be more specific, the V8 benchmark suite indicated an improvement over the current stable release of 66%. See the chart below to see how it compares with prior versions of Chrome.
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Firefox 5 First Look

By | February 17, 2011 | 8 Comments

Even though the Final version of Firefox 4 has not yet been released, Mozilla team is already working on a new UI functionality for the upcoming Firefox 5 (targeted this year) browser.

One of the few new features is tab coloring by favicon (which for some users might be a headache (if can’t be disabled)).
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Firefox 4 RC1 Coming Next Week

By | February 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

Firefox 4 RC1 Coming Next WeekIt looks like the development of Firefox 4 is doing well as Mozilla now plans to release the RC build of an open-source web browser later next week on February 25th.

However, don’t forget Beta 12 which should be landing shortly.

As for the Final version, it is targeted for the March release.

Windows Phone Internet Explorer 9 Mobile vs. Safari

By | February 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hardware acceleration supported.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK!

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 14th

By | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 14th

FavBrowser.com

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Opera 11.10 Coming

By | February 14, 2011 | 18 Comments

Opera 11.10 ComingAccording to Opera Desktop Team blog post, the upcoming 11.10 web browser version code name is Barracuda.

Although not much information was given, it was revealed that one of the popular Opera features will be “taken to the next level” and that the very first snapshot is coming in the near future.

Opera: 100 000 000 Mobile Users

By | February 10, 2011 | 3 Comments

Opera: 100 000 000 Mobile Users

Updates are coming.

Opera Software has just announced that more than 100 000 000 mobile users now use Opera web browser on their cell phones.

That’s not all! In the official Choose Opera blog post, it was revealed that all Opera Mini and Opera Mobile versions will receive updates later this year.

Yes, even Symbian or Windows Mobile builds.

Can’t wait.

Firefox 5, 6 and 7 Coming in 2011

By | February 8, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 5, 6 and 7 Coming in 2011

Pushes turbo button.

It looks like Mozilla is following Google’s Chrome path and will be releasing not 1 but 3 “major” Firefox versions this year.

According to the official roadmap, the following goals were set:
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Firefox 5 with Windows 64 Bit Support Coming

By | February 7, 2011 | 13 Comments

Firefox 5 with Windows 64 Bit Support ComingBest news in a decade.

With the release of 64 Bit Adobe Flash Player, there are no more excuses not to develop a native 64 Bit web browser build.

Good news, the upcoming Firefox 5 will indeed offer a 64 Bit flavor on Windows.

In addition, Mozilla’s next generation web browser is also set to introduce the following improvements:

Account Manager
Simple Sharing UI
UI Animation

ETA: 2011.

What are the advantages? See the following post.

Source: Mozilla

Internet Explorer 9 RC Launching Soon

By | January 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 RC Launching SoonGood news, Microsoft has just sent out invitations to media press, inviting them to join an Internet Explorer 9 event on February 10th.

Members from the Internet Explorer team (and some special guests) will be visiting San Francisco in two weeks to share some important news. I know it’s an extremely busy news week already, but we’re hoping you can join us.

Just a few more weeks to go.