Category: Upcoming

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) GPU Powered Samples Demo

By | May 6, 2010 | 14 Comments

An interesting video, in which Microsoft employee demonstrates the difference between GPU (Internet Explorer 9) and non-GPU (Firefox, Chrome) powered web browsers.

Test drive site.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

By | April 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

Internet Explorer 9 Demo on nVidia Ion Netbook

By | April 1, 2010 | 18 Comments

“Here, Chris Pederson shows what the IE9 experience will look like with GPU-accelerated HTML5, JavaScript, and Direct 2D technology.”

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Google Will Benefit from Internet Explorer 9, Says Microsoft

By | March 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google Will Benefit from Internet Explorer 9, Says MicrosoftFew months ago, it was announced that Internet Explorer 9 will be the first browser to use hardware accelerated graphics and text.

According to Microsoft’s senior product manager for Internet Explorer, Pete LePage, Google shall benefit from the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release. When navigating sluggish sites, such as Google Maps, there will be a noticeable difference.

“That is, hardware graphics acceleration is going to give you better reading experiences – better fonts and an improved ability to see images and scroll through them.”

“Because we are moving all of the graphics processing to the part of the computer that is designed for it, you will get a smooth, wonderful experience.”

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Next Firefox JavaScript Engine to Use WebKit

By | March 5, 2010 | 10 Comments

Next Firefox JavaScript Engine to Use WebKitAccording to hacks.mozilla.org, the upcoming Firefox JavaScript engine (codenamed JägerMonkey) will be using some of the WebKit code snippets to speed things up.

Although JägerMonkey is still in early stages, engine is already 18% faster than its predecessor (thanks to WebKit). Furthermore, ETA is not yet announced.

As for codename, Jäger is a German word that means “hunter”, go figure.

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for the news tip.

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Internet Explorer 9 Details to Emerge in March

By | February 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Details to Emerge in MarchIn the upcoming MIX10 conference, which begins in March 15th, Microsoft will be revealing more Internet Explorer 9 details.

One of the MIX10 team members also noted: “As General Manager of the team, Dean Hachamovitch is responsible for the design, development, and release of Internet Explorer. We welcome Dean back to the stage as one of our MIX10 keynoters in Las Vegas next month. After all, what would our premier web conference be without a browser update!? Dean will talk about changes and improvements that have been made to Internet Explorer 9 since PDC09, and his talk is sure to include a couple of surprises.”

It is yet unknown, whether Microsoft will make release available to general public or not. Although that would certainly be a nice surprise.

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Firefox 3.6 Coming Tomorrow

By | January 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

The wait is almost over. The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is set to be released on Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 (PST).

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Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7

By | January 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7Apparently, Mozilla has decided to kill Firefox 3.7 and modify its current development process.

Originally, they planned to release version 3.7 as a minor upgrade, later this year. However, Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox said, that they will introduce various new features and tweaks via security updates, which do happen every few weeks or so.

The very first update will bring separated plugin processes from web browser itself which was planned for Firefox 3.7 (Q3-Q4 release). After development changes, estimated time of arrival remains unknown.

The good news: developers won’t have to waste their time updating extensions to make them “compatible” with “Firefox 3.7″. On the other hand, people, who prefer running stable, bug free releases and don’t really care about new features, might find this update scheme inconvenient.

As for Firefox 3.6 Final, it will be released either, on Jan 19th or 26th.

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New Firefox 4.0 Design Mock Ups Appear

By | December 23, 2009 | 20 Comments

With the upcoming Firefox 4.0 release, ChromaticPixel has yet again, revealed some of the upcoming design mock ups, which are quite impressive.

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Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download Links

By | December 20, 2009 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download LinksOur reader Somebody has come across a DownloadSquad post about presumably leaked Opera 10.50 pre-alpha build.

Although this isn’t likely to be a version, which is coming on Tuesday (as there are no noticeable JavaScript performance improvements), it still includes some of the upcoming new features, such as:

Private browsing
Windows 7 integration
Improved find
Presto 2.5
… and improved user interface

On the other hand, new JavaScript engine might appear only in newer alpha releases. We will find out very soon. Continue Reading