This is it, guys. A reboot of the Opera web browser for Android is here and it has just dropped to Beta tag.
As we reported back in March, the new version of Opera dropped its own rendering engine in favor of the WebKit that is likely to be replaced with Google’s Blink in the coming future. As far as other changes go: a fresh UI, improved download manager, automatic text wrap and more.
And the drama continues…
Back in March, Google has published a “Chrome Everywhere” video, which, as you might have guessed from the title, celebrates the availability of Google’s Chrome web browser on a pretty much every platform and form factor.
Well, it looks like Microsoft has a different idea and this is what it looks like:
How many is too many?
When it comes to deep pockets, Microsoft is certainly one of the sugar daddies. However, while plenty of the companies spend an equal amount of money actually developing and improving their products, it looks like Microsoft’s latest approach is just to keep pushing ads, videos and some HTML5 web sites.
After all, who needs competitive features such as: synced tabs, updated Internet Options dialog that does not look like something from the 90s or even frequent releases? Everything is irrelevant when you choose to ignore competition and have big bucks to keep feeding your marketing machine.
The best part? According to the video, it took them only 3 days to do so, thanks to asm.js and Emscripten, which first appeared in Firefox 22 Alpha.
If you’ve been keen on learning more details about the IE’s updated developer tools, here is a short hands on video, which should give you a far better impression than yesterday’s screenshot. Starts at around 3:30.
Claims he took trade secrets to Mozilla.
Now here is a new drama for you. Apparently, Opera Software is suing one of its visionary ex-employees, Trond Werner Hansen, who joined the company in 1999 and worked till 2006, then left shortly after only to join for another year from 2009 to 2010.