Category: Web Browsers

Google Chrome Crosses The 20% Market Share Mark, Opera Goes Below 1%

By | August 11, 2014 | 3 Comments


It’s almost the middle of August so it’s time to dive into the desktop market share numbers and as always, we start with the Internet Explorer, which is no longer in an uptrend, now down by 0.37 point, from 58.38% to 58.01%.
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Google: No Plans For Chrome On Windows Phone

By | August 5, 2014 | 4 Comments

Google: No Plans For Chrome On Windows PhoneNeeds more privileges.

Earlier this year we reported that Google was investigating the possibility of Google Chrome on Windows Phone, which got our hopes high.

Now, it looks like the search giant has finally reached a decision and it’s simple: there won’t be Google Chrome on WP anytime soon, the reason? According to the updated post, “Chrome needs more privileges than a regular metro app so there is no simple port.”
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July, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment


Another month, another report.

First in the list is Apple’s Safari, which is still in a downtrend and has lost another 1.24 point of the market share, down from 46.07% to 44.83%.
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AdBlock Plus Sued In Germany

By | July 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

AdBlock Plus Sued In GermanyFreedom of ads.

After it was reported that Google is paying AdBlock to whitelist their ads, it looks like German media houses decided to take a different approach.

According to Spiegel, the RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1 Media of Germany have filled a lawsuit in the Munich District Court against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. In addition to that, other companies like Focus Online and Chip Online are considering whether or not they should do the same.
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June, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments


And now we do the desktop.

Starting with Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser has finally regained what it has lost last year, up from 58.17% to 58.38 (0.21 point increase).
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May, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome, Firefox – Down

By | June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments


Time to do the desktop.

Recovering from a short downtrend, Internet Explorer is up again, this time by 0.29 point, from 57.88% to 58.17%.
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May, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down

By | June 10, 2014 | 3 Comments


As always, we start with the market leader: Safari, this time its market share has decreased by 3.05 points, from 51.77% to 48.72%.

Next is Android Browser, which too experienced a drop in the numbers, from 22.56% to 21.87% (0.69 point decrease).
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iOS 8: Better Facebook, Twitter App Performance Coming

By | June 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

iOS 8: Better Facebook, Twitter App Performance ComingImproved WebKit engine soon to be available on all apps.

When Apple revealed iOS7, it featured an improved Nitro JavaScript engine, providing with a great boost in performance for various 1st party apps. How so? Well, as it turned out, due to various restrictions, developers were left with a slower version instead.

Now, it looks like Apple has finally reversed this decision and is allowing third parties to access this very engine. What does that mean? All apps will now be able to use the improved engine, offering a boost in performance for apps like Facebook, Twitter and more.
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Surfy Browser For Windows Phone Updated

By | May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surfy Browser 4.3Version 4.3

Good news for all you alternative Windows Phone browser users out there as the guys behind Surfy has just released an update.

Bringing it to version 4.3, the following build introduces a Launch Pad, allowing you to quickly open pinned web pages. There is also a separate HTML5 Game section pinned in the launch pad, with web based games that can be played offline.
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April, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | May 18, 2014 | 2 Comments


And now the desktop numbers…

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer market share has since reached its peak and is down by 0.08 point, from 57.96% to 57.88%.
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