Maxthon Browser Beta Is Here

By | March 14, 2012 | 14 Comments

Maxthon Browser Beta Is Here

Overtakes Google Chrome in the HTML5 race.

The latest Beta version of Maxthon 3.3 web browser has been recently released and as it turns out, when it comes to HTML5, guys at Maxthon did a really good job as it beats the latest Chromium build by a slight margin.

According to the report, Maxthon scored 380+15 in the HTML5Test while Chromium reached “only” 379+9.

In addition to improved web standards support, the following version also includes a “Do Not Track” and automated update features that will be welcomed by pretty much all the Maxthon users.

Maxthon Browser Changelog

- Updated Side Bar Layout.
- Support HTML5 Application cache, Geolocation and Dom download.
- Support “Do Not Track”.
- Support Web Audio API.
- Automatic update of Maxthon Browser.

For a complete list of changes and download links, see the following post.

[Thanks, Shane]

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  • tomkaten

    Yeah, but try running the IE Test page demos… Most are not supported, so what’s up with that ?

    Plus, in Sunspider, on a fast i5 2500 at least, some tests show 0 ms (NaN), which is an error… So it’s got the fastest time, but it doesn’t run the full real test.

    • Shane Bundy

      Mx3 runs a custom WebKit core but I have my suspicions that it’s not up-to-date at heart (not based on the 536.x branch, etc.)

      • tomkaten

        Nice info, Shane, but still, what’s the point in posting html5 test screens and bragging about its amazing conformance ? That’s what I don’t get, it’s even posted in their forums. only queries the browser capabilities, IIUC, but doesn’t run even the most basic test to check these capabilities, making its relevance somewhat limited.

        • Shane Bundy

          That’s true. Most of the time Maxthon suffers from rendering/layout bugs even though it uses WebKit, meaning it may support HTML5 standards but it may not support them correctly.

  • Armin

    Hmmm, may give Maxthon a shot again. It seems to have come a long way and is competing with Opera when it comes to being the most complete web browser upon installation. It certainly has a better address bar as far as I recall!

    • Krabbe Gurgel

      Yeah, Opera 11.60 ruined the address bar.

      • Armin

        Apparently they’re fixing it since a lot of people complained. It better be as good as Firefox’s or Maxthon’s.

  • Liveideal

    why is Google Chrome still the NO.1 listed on the site?

  • Anonymous

    Look its Opera Maxthon

    • Armin

      Apart from what I mentioned earlier, what else warrants such a comment with regard to Opera and Maxthon?

      • Anonymous

        Cant I caption the obvious?

        I a likening it to a Opera clone (UI) whilst you compare the features.

        • Armin

           So just the UI, huh? Kk.

  • adumpaul

    Maxthon 3.3 web browser is really done a great jobs.Its works nice for html 5.

  • Mikael Dahl

    Remember this is beta, and you are comparing with Google Chrome stable…