Category: Upcoming

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.

Upcoming: Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 Releases

By | September 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

According to Mozilla’s release schedule, Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 web browsers are set for release tomorrow, fixing security and stability issues.

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