Category: Web Browsers
It’s been few years since Fennec (Firefox Mobile) was announced. As so much time has passed, it still is a disappointing web browser when compared to its rivals. Well, today Mozilla announced that due to various WinMo7 restrictions, they are stopping development for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7.0:
“While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won’t be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don’t know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold.”
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- Microsoft seeks browser comeback with IE 9
- Study lauds IE for blocking Web’s social attacks
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- Presenting: Direct2D Hardware Acceleration In Firefox Nightlies
- Firefox previews new feature to protect against Flash crashes
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- Firefox may never hit 25 percent market share
- Google Chrome Rolls Out Translate Feature
- Google to strip unique client ID from future Google Chrome installs
- World Bank designs game to be compatible with Opera Mini
- Opera says bug probably can’t commandeer machines
- Opera Mini 5 solves some of Android’s native browser problems
- Opera Mini 5 Beta Announced as Native WinMo App
- Apple rushes out Safari patch. Hoping not to lose Pwn2Own contest
- Flash Player: CPU Hog or Hot Tamale? It Depends
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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.
Time to check February browser market share results.
Internet Explorer continues its downfall saga; as market share fell from 62.12% to 61.58% (0.54 points decrease).
For a fourth month in a row, Firefox is losing its market share as well. This time it has decreased by 0.2 points, moving down from 24.43% to 24.23%.
Another month, another gain for Chrome. In February, this browser market share increased by 0.39 points, as it went up from 5.22% to 5.61%. Continue Reading
As ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.
For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.
As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.
“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.
Although JägerMonkey is still in early stages, engine is already 18% faster than its predecessor (thanks to WebKit). Furthermore, ETA is not yet announced.
As for codename, Jäger is a German word that means “hunter”, go figure.
Thanks to mabdul and Nox for the news tip.
According to Rolf Assev, Opera’s chief strategy officer, desktop browser downloads has tripled in some of the countries, since the launch of ballot screen.
Although Opera 10.50 Final was released at the time of ballot screen debut (1 day difference), he added: “We compared the downloads against previous launches, such as Opera 10.0, 10.10 and 9.5, and the tripling is above what we would normally expect with a new version launch”.
Waiting for download numbers…
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- Documenting Standards in IE
- Microsoft investigating new Internet Explorer vulnerability in Windows XP
- Microsoft plays dirty against other browsers in Russia
- Firefox Mobile Browser Fennec Spotted on Android
- External Text Editing in Firefox
- The Downfall of Personas
- Coming Soon To Chrome: Extensions That Can Alter Your Browsing History
- Google Chrome Tip: Recovering closed tabs
- Zero-days flaws surface in Apple Safari
- Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.16.916
- Browser history hijack + social networks = lost anonymity
- Camino 2.0.2 Released
Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.
Steam, one of the most popular content delivery platforms is ditching Internet Explorer rendering engine in favor of Webkit.
“We swapped out the Internet Explorer rendering engine with WebKit, which gives us a bunch of size, stability and performance benefits,” John Cook, Director of Steam Development at Valve said.
If you would like to try a new version of Steam (beta), please visit the following page.