By more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?
Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%
Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading
Understanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:
1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”
Ars Technica writes:
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that European Union antitrust regulators aren’t done with Microsoft yet. The EU is looking into more sanctions against the software giant for including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to WSJ’s sources, and will likely announce a final ruling in the next few weeks. An EU spokesperson said that if the regulator rules against Microsoft, any remedy “would be based on the fundamental principle of unbiased choice” while a Microsoft spokesman says the company is “committed” to “full compliance” with EU law.
Continue reading at Ars Technica
As reported earlier, Opera Software has released Q1 2009 financial results.
Some of the highlights:
Opera Desktop: User growth up 64% since Q1 2008
Opera Mini: User growth up 157% since Q1 2008, 23.4 million monthly users
Opera Desktop: up 103% since Q1 2008
Total: up 59% since Q1 2008 Continue Reading
Picture Source: NeoWin
As per information from press invites, Microsoft is planning to launch Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 on July 10.
Silverlight 3 introduces over 50 new features, such as: H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support, major application development improvements and many more.
Although the following release was not expected to see the day of the light until later this year, apparently Microsoft has already finished what they had planned and is going to release it earlier than expected.
It looks like Google Chrome team isn’t going to stop any time soon. Yesterday they have announced a very first 3.0.x branch release: 188.8.131.52.
The following version introduces a support of video tag, auto spell correct (which will fix common typos, such as: teh – the, etc.) as well as UI tweaks and crash fixes.
The font in the browser’s user interface is very small in most non-English languages.
Thanks to djix for sending this.
Opera Software is not the only one who is tweaking the look of their default web browser skin. Alex Faaborg from Mozilla has announced that they will update approximately 25 icons across all 4 platforms.
Windows: All Secondary Glyphs in the Main Window Continue Reading
Skyfire, the fastest growing downloadable mobile web browser in North America has just received an upgrade. Apparently, 1 million users milestone was one of the reasons behind 1.0 launch. With a solid version number, the following release focuses on user control over the content. As a result, Skyfire 1.0 brings improved navigation, faster launch, zooming and interaction, also a new search functionality.
Skyfire 1.0 Mobile Browser Demo Video Continue Reading