Category: Upcoming

Zii EGG Tested With Opera

By | September 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

Even though the Zii EGG is not yet launched, the development kit has been delivered to some testing hands, and it uses Opera as default web browser.

Opera is shown in video, starting from 4:44 and ending at 6:44.

Via engadget.com

Chrome 4 in the Works

By | August 14, 2009 | 8 Comments

Chrome 4.0 Screenshots
Picture Source: cNET

Although Chrome 3.0 is still in Beta, Google engineers have already started to work on Chrome 4.0 web browsers and revealed first pre-alpha builds.

As Anthony LaForge explained: We’ve officially bumped Chromium to 4.0.x to reflect our code freeze point for 3.0. There is still a bit of work that needs to be done for 3.0 in terms of stability and fixes, and to that end we will be pulling changes into the 195 branch (what will become the stable release).

Chrome 4.0 does not bring any significant changes yet, when compared to the latest 3.0 Beta snapshot.

You can download latest builds from the following page.

Via FM_Peacekeeper (Twitter)

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Boom! Netscape Founder to Rejoin Browser Wars with RockMelt

By | August 14, 2009 | 9 Comments

Netscape Founder to Rejoin Browser Wars with RockMeltMarc Andreessen, founder of Netscape Communications has formed a startup called RockMelt which is supposed to develop a brand new web browser.

One interesting aspect is site’s privacy policy (now removed); it has suggested that users could use Facebook ID to log into RockMelt. Do they, or do they not develop a social web browser, remains unclear. Continue Reading

A Glimpse to Firefox 3.6

By | July 30, 2009 | 5 Comments

After sharing Firefox 3.7 and Firefox 4.0 functionality as well as user interface changes, it’s time to start focusing on the next Firefox release (code named Namoroka) which is going to be 3.6.

The upcoming Firefox version will be based on Gecko 1.9.2 layout engine and is targeted for early-to-mid 2010 release.

What’s new?

As you might expect, Firefox 3.6 will receive various performance improvements which include: faster startup times and greater overall responsiveness in user interface. Continue Reading

Firefox 4.0 User Interface Screenshots Arrives

By | July 28, 2009 | 9 Comments

Just recently some of the Firefox 3.7 theme mockups were revealed. With overall positive feedback, Mozilla has decided to publish Firefox 4.0 screenshots as well.

The interface itself looks like Firefox 3.7. However, don’t be tricked, it has some fantastic improvements (Combo Stop/Refresh/Go Button).

Version A – Tabs-on-Bottom Continue Reading

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry Program Halted

By | July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Due to Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry leaks, team has decided to temporary halt Alpha program and focus on a new build which should be released within few weeks. Obviously, the next release will include some sort of protection against leaked builds.

Firefox 3.7 Theme Mockups Emerge

By | July 21, 2009 | 7 Comments

Mozilla has revealed the very first theme mockups for the upcoming Firefox 3.7 version. It should be also noted that it’s just a vision and not the final product.

Some clarifications as from wiki.mozilla.org:

  • 1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile “feel”.
  • 2. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.
  • 3. Tools/Bookmark Bar: Connecting the Tools button to the side of the Window to emphasize the fact that it is used for customizing and changing the UI. Adding a button next to that to toggle the Bookmarks Bar which is turned off by default.

Firefox 3.7 Vista Aero Continue Reading

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 Vulnerability

By | July 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 VulnerabilitySoon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.

Meanwhile, you may temporary mitigate it by disabling JIT in the JavaScript engine, to do so:

Type about:config in the location bar
Search for javascript.options.jit.content, double click it to set it to false.

Microsoft’s Gazelle Browser: A Layperson’s Explanation

By | July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

ZDNet Writes:

Microsoft Research has published a new article that explains in more layperson-like terms exactly what its “Gazelle” Web browser is and why the company’s researchers believe it’s needed.

Microsoft is slated to present a paper on Gazelle at the Usenix Security Symposium in August. At that event, the Gazelle team will describe “the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

Firefox 3.5 is set for Release Tomorrow

By | June 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

If you are anxiously waiting for more details on Firefox 3.5 release, then here are some: the final version of Firefox 3.5 web browser is going to be released on June 30th, Tuesday.