Category: Web Browsers
Launches a search plugin, confuses it with a “web browser”.
Yahoo!, a once almighty company has announced a new plug-in for the PC and iOS devices, which, believe it or not, does some cool things with the search.
So what does it do? Well, let’s begin with the fact that it’s not a web browser, even though the video below says it is. Basically, it extends your browser capabilities with a widget/toolbar, which allows you to quickly access various search results (from weather to pictures).
Don’t get too excited, speculations and rumors.
Now here is something to kick start your day. As you might know, Windows Phone 7.5 does not have a native code kit (NDK), which limits your choice to IE and IE based web browsers.
IE’s market share to explode.
If the recent report is true then it looks like Microsoft has finally cracked the issue with the web browsers on a console as the software giant is said to be testing the modified version of IE9 on its Xbox 360 console, which will include some interesting features.
Forgets about the iPad.
Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
After the tremendous amount of requests, it looks like Bada, the operating system from Samsung, fans got what they wanted as Opera Software has recently announced the availability of the Opera Mini for the Sammys platform.
Just like you would expect, Opera Mini 6.5.11 made no sacrifices as it includes same and well know features, such as: a Speed Dial, data savings report, visual tabs and more.
You can download it from the SamsungApps web page.
Back in November, 2011, we have reported that the Internet Explorer web browser has fallen below the 50% market share mark.
Now, it looks like the software giant has something to celebrate as according to the latest numbers, it’s back at 50%, up from 49.82% (0.18 point increase).
Developers to blame.
In an interesting turn of events, which we view as positive news for its users, Opera Software will soon be releasing an experimental build of Opera Mobile Emulator, which will use WebKit prefixes to combat ignorant web developers. In addition to that, since it will be integrated into Opera’s core, you can expect to see same prefixes across all Opera web browsers in the near future.
Windows XP edition.
Despite very positive Windows 7 reviews, it still remains the #2 operating system, right behind everyone’s beloved Windows XP. And although trend favors Windows 7, it does not mean that the XP users should be left behind. Since Internet Explorer 9 won’t run on this OS, guys at TomsHardware have decided to test IE8 against the top 4 web browsers.
Slightly more than 6 months ago, Microsoft has finalized the acquisition of Skype for a total of $8.5 billion. Now, a recent job posting by the software giant has revealed that Microsoft has some big plans for the popular VOIP service or more specifically, the web version of Skype.
If you’ve ever thought that Maxthon is just a peace of UI on top of a rendering engine, then you were wrong.