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.
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)).
It 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.
Hardware acceleration supported.
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According 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.
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.
Best 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:
Simple Sharing UI
What are the advantages? See the following post.