Category: Upcoming

Browsers Hardware Rendering: Direct2D vs. “Regular” (GDI)

By | November 24, 2009 | 7 Comments

As you might know, Microsoft is planning to add hardware accelerated rendering to its upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release.

What about other web browsers? Well, Mozilla plans to do the same and ship final product faster than MS does.

Moreover, Bas Schouten has published interesting benchmark results: Direct2S vs. GDI

Browsers Hardware Rendering: Direct2D vs. Regular (GDI) Continue Reading

Opera Working on Windows 7 Features Support

By | October 30, 2009 | 14 Comments

Opera Working on Windows 7 Features SupportIn the Opera forums post, one of the Opera’s developers has mentioned that they are implementing Windows 7 features “that makes sense” for the upcoming browser version.

Although not many details were revealed, he said: “Multi-touch is certainly one of those things we will evaluate as part of this process.”.

In the meantime, we can only hope that some of those implementations will be already available in Opera 10.10 Final release.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.

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Firefox 3.6 to Support Web Open Font Format

By | October 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 to Support Web Open Font FormatGood news today came from Mozilla Foundation, as company announced a support of WOFF (Web Open Font Format) in the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release.

What is it all about?
Unlike TrueType or OpenType formats, it is a compressed format. As a result, downloadable content size will be smaller. Also, it contains specific information which allows people to see where font came from.

Or as BetaNews described:
Its purpose is simply to repackage the same spline data that appears in TrueType and OpenType font files, in a format and with licensing that’s tailored exclusively for use on the Web.

Thanks to Gabana for news tip.

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Mozilla to Release App for the iPhone

By | October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla to Release App for the iPhoneDuring Om’s interview with John Lilly, it was revealed to him that Mozilla is working on iPhone App, which will “surprise people”.

John Lilly said:
“Mozilla will release an app to the iPhone App Store in the next few weeks,”

What would it be?
No one knows. However, as they were talking about Weave and the Awesome Bar, Om Malik has asked on whether it is going to be a part of the upcoming iPhone app. Surprisingly or not, John Lilly just smiled and refused to provide any more details. Hint?

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Firefox 3.7 Receives Windows 7 Jumplist Support

By | October 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

Firefox 3.7 Receives Windows 7 Jumplist Support
Picture source: TechSpot

With the upcoming Windows 7 release, developers are working hard to take an advantage of new OS features such as jumplist. Some time ago, Google has implemented the following feature into its Chrome web browser, and now, the latest Firefox build on Mozilla’s Tryserver includes Windows 7 Jumplist support as well.

As you can see from the screenshot, users will be able to quickly access their most frequent visited web pages and open new tab and/or window easily.

Try Firefox 3.7 with Jumplist Support.

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Firefox 3.6 Beta Ships Next Week, 3.5.4 Follows

By | October 7, 2009 | 3 Comments

The long awaited Firefox 3.6 (Namaroka) Beta is going to be released on 13 October, followed by Firefox 3.5.4 on 21 October. With the final version shipping in November, Firefox 3.6 is set to improve performance, several new CSS features and other architectural improvements.

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Firefox 3.7 and 4.0 Mac Theme Changes

By | October 6, 2009 | 8 Comments

Firefox 3.7 Mac Theme Changes

Stephen Horlander has posted some of the upcoming Firefox 3.7 Mac theme mock ups for you to see. Also, some early Firefox 4.0 Mac theme concepts. As he says: “One goal of this visual refresh is an increased amount of cross platform consistency where it makes sense.”.

What was changed in Mac version? Continue Reading

Chrome Aims for 10% Market Share, Mac Release by the End of 2009

By | September 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Chrome Aims for 10% Market Share, Mac Release by the End of 2009Just a year ago, Google had released the very first build of Chrome web browser which already has ~3.5% market share worldwide.

During the Chrome 3 stable release for PCs, Google Product Management VP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the Mac version of Chrome should be ready by the end of this year.

Also, Google Chrome Engineering Director Linus Upson said:
“If at the two-year birthday we’re not at least 5 percent (market share), I will be exceptionally disappointed. And if at the three year birthday we’re not at 10 percent, I will be exceptionally disappointed,”

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Opera Mini 5 Beta Confirmed

By | September 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 5 Beta ConfirmedGuys over “Choose Opera” group have confirmed that the recently appeared teaser page (opera.com/next) is actually for Opera Mini 5.

Although they have not revealed any release date, I would say it’s going to happen this week.

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Opera Mini 5 or Opera Mobile 10 Coming

By | September 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

Opera Mini 5 or Opera Mobile 9.7 Final Coming

Daniel Hendrycks has noticed an updated opera.com/next page which suggests that soon we will see the very first alpha/beta of Opera Mini 5 or possible Opera Mobile 10 sneak peak.