Category: Web Browsers
November, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
It’s the last month of the year as we check the market share results for November. Were there any surprises? Let’s find out.
With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.
Internet Explorer 10
Google Chrome 23
Now here is something for the developers.
During Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 conference, Jatinder Mann the Program Manager for Internet Explorer, has shared an impressive amount of tips and tricks to speed up your applications and web sites.
The video below will tell you how to:
Makes you want more.
Interestingly enough, it has some neat ideas, such as: dynamically updated live tiles (see video below for a cheesy demo) with news from Opera’s portal, speed dial thumbnbails that match those of WP8 start screen and more.
Hey, it’s that time of the month again as we kick off the week with the new data from the NetApplications.
Starting with the Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s market share is slowly edging higher, up from 53.63% to 54.13 (0.5 point increase).
When it comes to the socially engineered malware, it looks like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the only web browser that manages to fight it well.
According to the latest study by NSS Labs, IE10 running on the Windows 8 protected test systems against 99.1% of all the malicious web pages, followed by Google’s Chrome 70.4% mark.
However, when it came to Firefox and Safari, the block rates were incredibly low, 4.2% and 4.3% respectively.
No surprises here.
As Microsoft continues to push its implementation of the Do Not Track feature, more and more companies shove it back.
Following Apache, Yahoo has also issued a statement saying that they will not honor the IE10’s default DNT setting because it doesn’t express user intent.
Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.
Windows Phone only.
Interestingly enough, the struggling handset manufacturer has released the Xpress Beta app, which not only uses its own rendering engine (unlike other Windows Phone browsers) but also compresses data, just like Opera Mobile.
Opera Mobile concept coming up next week.
With the approaching launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it appears that some Google Chrome fans have decided to create a mockup on how the favorite web browser would look like running on a WP8 hardware.
The result? See the pictures below.