Weekly Browsers Recap, September 7th

By | September 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 7th

Browser Wars: Ultimate Browser Benchmark: Chrome 2 vs. Chrome 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 vs. Safari 4

By | September 7, 2009 | 64 Comments

With the release of Opera 10 Final, it’s time to find out, who is the king of performance in web browser area.

The following browsers were tested (with no settings changed):
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox 3.6 (Alpha)
Chrome 2.0.172.43
Chrome 3.0.195.10 (Beta)
Chrome 4.0.203.2 (Alpha)
Opera 10
Safari 4.0.3 Continue Reading

Opera for Wii Now Free, Again

By | September 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera has announced that the Opera Browser for Wii will become free again. Also, to compensate people who’ve paid 5 dollars for it, a VC download of user selected NES game will be offered at October.

Zii EGG Tested With Opera

By | September 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

Even though the Zii EGG is not yet launched, the development kit has been delivered to some testing hands, and it uses Opera as default web browser.

Opera is shown in video, starting from 4:44 and ending at 6:44.

Via engadget.com

August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.

Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.

Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).

Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.

Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).

Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.

August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCs

By | September 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCsGoogle and Sony have signed a deal which states that Chrome web browser will be pre-installed on Sony PCs. Unfortunately companies have not revealed any financial or specific model details.

According to IDC research, consumer electronics giant Sony is not in the top 5 PC vendors by worldwide shipping as per Q2 2009.

Calling this partnership experimental, Google is looking forward to sign similar deals with other PC makers as well.

Update: Financial Times reports that Chrome will be per-installed on Sony’s Vaio computer series.

Opera 10 Release Debuts with New Ad

By | September 1, 2009 | 16 Comments

Just as planned, Opera 10 Final has been released earlier today. Including fresh look and new features:

Auto update
Online spell check
Speed dial and mail improvements
Visual tabs
Better performance
… and more

Download Opera 10 Final.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

By | August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

Thanks to Trygve Lie for links.

Maxthon CEO Discusses Product Development in Interview with Tencent

By | August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Maxthon CEO Discusses Product Development in Interview with Tencent“On 26 August, Maxthon CEO Jeff Chen was interviewed on the online show “New Product Manger” by Tencent to share his thoughts and experiences on product development. Below is an abstract of the interview:”

“Q: What kind of product do you think users would accept?
Jeff: It is important to provide choices and options so users can achieve what they want. A product must meet the needs of users.

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How Did EU/MS Case Affected Opera Desktop Users Growth?

By | August 28, 2009 | 67 Comments

How Did EU/MS Case Affected Opera Desktop Users Growth?Earlier today Opera Software has posted their Q2 2009 financial results which are pretty good.

However, with campaigns such as “Boycott Opera”, it is interesting to check on how EU and Microsoft case has affected Opera Desktop short term user growth.

Q1, 2009 – ~40 million use Opera for PCs
Q2, 2009 – 40 million use Opera for PCs

As you can see, Opera Software has not reported Q1 vs. Q2 desktop user growth (which was 13% in 1Q vs. 4Q08), which leads to speculation that case indeed, affected PC web browser.

Of course, this could also happen due to new competitor’s products, and things might get better with Opera 10 release (set for September 1st).

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