Category: Upcoming

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.

Firefox 5 is Months Away

By | January 25, 2011 | 16 Comments

Firefox 5 is Months AwayIf you’ve been expecting Firefox 5 sometime next year then we have some good news for you.

According to Brendan Eich, the CTO of Mozilla, company is ready to speed up their release cycle and introduce Firefox 5 at the some point of this year.

Cast a colder eye on your blockers. Some of them can wait for a dot release or Firefox 5 that I do believe will be only months after 4 comes out. We are going to a fast release cycle. It serves our users better. To do that we have to get this touch and go done with Firefox 4.

If everything goes as planned, we should see the Final build of Firefox 4 sometime next monmth.

Microsoft to Reveal Internet Explorer Mobile Plans

By | January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the CES, one of the audience members has asked Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch about the future of IE Mobile and whether they plan to bring new features, such as HTML5 anytime soon.

Although he wasn’t very eager to reveal any specific plans, Dean Hachamovitch said: …we will be talking more about our mobile browser very soon…

If rumors are to be believed, then the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update (codenamed Mango) will include HTML5 and Silverlight support.

Video Source: WinRumors

Google Removes H.264 Codec from Chrome

By | January 12, 2011 | 9 Comments

Google Removes H.264 Codec from ChromeIt looks like the search giant will soon remove a H.264 video codec from the upcoming Google Chrome web browser release.

“Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies,” said Mike Jazayeri, the product manager at Google Inc.

According to the blog post, changes will occur in the next couple months and this is just a notification encouraging content publishers and developers to make necessary changes.

Opera Browser for Netbooks

By | January 5, 2011 | 21 Comments

Opera Browser for Netbooks

It looks like Opera not only will be introducing a specific browser version for tablets, but for netbooks as well.

According to TechCrunch:

TechCrunch has now learned that the company will also show off some Windows 7 tablets and netbooks running its latest browser at CES – we’ll see if the CrunchGear team can shoot some videos of those at the annual show.

We are waiting patiently.

Opera for Tablets

By | January 3, 2011 | 12 Comments

Good news, Norwegian browser maker has just announced its plans to unveil the very first public preview of Opera for tablets at the CES 2011 (January 6-9).

Internet Explorer 9 RC

By | December 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 RCLatest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300)

Microsoft continues to work on the release candidate version of Internet Explorer 9 and has recently reached a build number of 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).

What does that mean?
If this is actually the final RC build, expect release in the very first weeks of 2011.

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XP

By | November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XPHardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.

What’s the solution?

Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).

As he said:
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The Video Demo of Opera 11 Alpha

By | October 14, 2010 | 75 Comments

Here is a sneak peak of what is coming from Opera Software.

So far, it looks more like implementation of Widgets. Let’s just wait for an actual release before making any final judgments.

Opera 11 with Extensions

By | October 14, 2010 | 39 Comments

Opera 11 with ExtensionsThe world is coming to an end, as Opera Software has just announced its plans to bring extensions to the upcoming Opera 11 web browser.

What? How?

According to Norwegian software company, Opera tried to make it easy for developers to port already existing extensions from other browsers.

Furthermore, you will have a chance to create your own extension by using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and supported APIs.

Extensions will be based on the W3C Widget specifications and this is being considered for an Open Standard effort.

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