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).
Silent mode for everything.
Recently, Opera followed other browsers and revealed a new build, which would automatically update your software to the latest version. Now, it looks like Norwegian browser maker has decided to go an extra mile and silence even more tasks, starting with the latest Developer build (23.0.1522.0), Opera will now scan your PC for other web browser installations / profiles and silently import all data (on the first run) without your permission, including: passwords, cookies, history and bookmarks.
Now here‘s a hope for the human kind.
If you are still frustrated by the decade old Internet Exploder‘s UI then good news, this could very well be fixed in IE12.
Why? A feedback (Colour of Favourites Bar / Menu Bar) submited in the „Internet Explorer Feedback“ page got attention from the IE Team, which resulted in the following repsonse:
„Thanks for the feedback. We’re making substantial changes to the UI, we’ll keep this in mind.“
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.
With new themes and minor fixes.
Following a bunch of releases from Google, here comes one from Opera, which is the final version of Opera 22.
So what exactly is new in this build?
Themes: Guys at Opera have introduced five fresh new themes that can be accessed through Themes section, you can now also right click on any image and use it as a theme as well.
Silent Updates: Following other web browsers, Opera will now update automatically and do so without nagging the user.
Just as everyone was about to forget about the possibility of x86-64 builds, Windows 7 and 8 users are about to rejoice as Google has just released the very first 64 bit builds of Google Chrome in Dev and Canary channels.
25 countries total.
Good news for all the Chromebook fans out there that are unable to purchase your dream device due to region restrictions.
Toda, Google has announced that they will be selling affordable laptops in 6 more countries: New Zealand, the Philippines, Norway, Denmark, Mexico and Chile, and with 3 additional ones following shortly afterwards, and they are: Belgium, Spain and Italy.
Here comes two updates for all you guys out there for both Android (Build 36.0.1985.36) and iOS (Build 35.0.1916.38).
Besides expected bug fixes and various performance / stability improvements, here’s what else is new:
Chrome 36 Beta for Android Changelog:
$170 with free shipping.
Recently, Mozilla has announced a new Firefox OS device which is company’s first attempt at a “reference design” phone. Aimed at developers and contributors, the goal was to create a mid-tier phone with the lowest price possible.
The following device, dubbed Flame is equipped with a Qualcomm dual core 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon CPU; a 4.5 inch 480p display; dual SIM and NFC support.
If you are interested in picking it up for $170, see the following page.
Today, Microsoft has announced a new website, which aims to provide users with some transparency regarding the development of Internet Explorer.
From now on, you will be able to see what the software giant has planned for the future versions of IE and what is under consideration.
So what’s next for Internet Explorer? According to the web site, Microsoft is currently working on: