Category: Web Browsers
April, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
It’s that time of the month again as we gather data from the NetApplications to get a clearer picture of the ongoing browser wars. What has changed since last time? Let’s find out.
Just another drop in the sea.
Rockmelt, a social web browser that tried to reimagine itself (and failed), is no more. Trying to justify their incompetent approach in marketing and lack of innovation, the company semi-blamed Google and Microsoft while keeping quiet when it came to Firefox.
As it says, “distributing a desktop browser is hard and expensive (especially if you don’t have an operating system or the world’s most trafficked website to promote it)”.
Hopefully, it’s not made out of cheap plastic.
It seems like a new generation of rendering engines are breeding, which means pretty exciting times ahead, at least for the web browser enthusiasts like ourselves. Developers on the other hand are likely to tremble in fear.
Earlier this week, Mozilla has officially announced a new rendering engine called “Servo”, which (as we wrote back in December) is built using Rust, Mozilla’s own programming language, targeting multi core hardware.
March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
Follows everyone else.
What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.
The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
Last week, we asked to submit your questions to Alexey Alyarov, the CEO of Zingaya and one of the WebRTC advisory board members.
Well, you asked, he delivered. Enjoy.
Now here is your chance to interview Alexey Alyarov, who not only is on the advisory board of WebRTC but also a CEO of Zingaya, a one-click VoIP startup that debuted in 2010 and which already implements the WebRTC technology.
Please leave your questions in a comment section below and we will send all of them on Friday 29th.
Who said that you need to wait till Friday to have some fun? Thanks to the latest experiment from Google, you can transform your favorite web site into a 3D maze game. The only requirement? You need to have a browser that supports WebGL, which isn’t a hard task to do.
Simply head over to the following page and enjoy yourself.