Category: Web Browsers
Needs 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.”
July, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
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%.
Freedom 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.
June, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
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).
May, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome, Firefox – Down
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%.
May, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
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).
Improved WebKit engine soon to be available on all apps.
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.
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.
April, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
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%.
Thanks to Google.
If you ever wanted to improve English skills, now is your chance to shine. Thanks to the latest Google Chrome experiment called Spell Up, learning English is now more fun than it has ever been.
Basically, you talk into a microphone and spell / guess / pronounce various English words that are stacked on top of each another, building a tower that can collapse after you made a mistake. Fortunately, there are achievements and various bonuses that will encourage you to keep stacking and stacking till your eyes bleed out.