Category: Upcoming

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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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

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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.