Category: Upcoming

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

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

Thanks to Rob for links.

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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

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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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