Category: Web Browsers
Ars Technica reports that the latest build of WebKit has outperformed Chromium by more than 15% in SunSpider benchmark.
They have also tested Safari 4.0.3, Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, Firefox 3.5.2, Camino 2.0 Beta 3 and Opera 10 Beta 3 web browsers.
Here are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.
In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”
Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).
We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.
For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.
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The Register writes:
Microsoft might be closer to a compromise with browser rival regarding Internet Explorer on Windows, but access to key online services for PCs could be the next hurdle.
Opera Software chief executive told The Reg he welcomed Microsoft’s offer last month to give European PC users a choice of browsers on Windows, but he warned of “problems” if rival browsers don’t get equal access to crucial sites that help keep users’ PCs secure and updated.
Back in March, NSS Labs has revealed shocking statistics which suggested that Internet Explorer 8 had best effectiveness results against malware.
As of today, Neowin reports that NSS Labs has yet again tested all web browsers to find out which one has best built-in protection against phishing.
Tested web browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
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Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape Communications has formed a startup called RockMelt which is supposed to develop a brand new web browser.
Starting from August 11th, nightly builds of Camino web browser now includes integrated phishing and malware protection.
The following feature is based on Google Safe Browsing service which is being used by Firefox, Chrome and Safari web browsers as well.
As for their competitors, Opera is using Netcraft, PhishTank and Haute Secure services while Internet Explorer has its own SmartScreen Filter.
Due to previously leaked builds, Skyfire team has temporary stooped private Alpha program for BlackBerry devices until everything gets fixed.
According to Boy Genius Report, with the release of Alpha 3.5, they are now testing browser again.
As for Skyfire Alpha 3.5 for BlackBerry, it has a ton of new features, such as: click-to-call, in-line text entry, files downloading, ability to set as default browser and also improvements in scrolling as well as reduced checkerboard occurrences.