Category: Upcoming

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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Opera 11.10 to Include Password Synchronization

By | March 6, 2011 | 8 Comments

Opera 11.10 to Include Password SynchronizationOur reader Mark has noticed an interesting piece of code in the latest Opera snapshot.

opera:config#OperaSync|SyncPasswordManager

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.

Download Opera with Hardware Acceleration

By | March 1, 2011 | 21 Comments

Download Opera with Hardware AccelerationNow 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?
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Safari Adopts WebKit2

By | February 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Safari Adopts WebKit2Back 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.

Via: MacRumors

Opera 11.10 Upgrades Speed Dial

By | February 24, 2011 | 10 Comments

Opera 11.10 Upgrades Speed Dial

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.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

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Big Change Coming to Google Chrome

By | February 21, 2011 | 11 Comments

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.
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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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