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%.
Well, that didn’t take long.
It appears that Mozilla has finally cracked down from all the content industry pressure and is no longer against implementing DRM into its web browser, at least not against in a way that they refuse to do it. Everything else is pretty much just a PR talk.
At least for now.
Back in February, Mozilla has announced its plans to display ads Firefox’s New Tab Page, which, as you might have expected, did not go well with the community.
Now, it looks like the open source organization has come to senses and is ditching the idea, they said:
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.
Just a quickie.
Now here’s a shocker: despite the fact that Firefox OS does not have any market share, the software giant has decided to allocate some of its resources and create a Bing app for Mozilla’s very own mobile platform. Check it out here.
Now if only Google would do the same and release some of their apps for platforms with at least some of the market share, aka Windows Phone.
7 years too late.
Following the release of original iPhone, it looks like Microsoft has finally realized the importance of “touch” and is now promoting it through new Internet Explorer TV ad, which, as you might expect, tries to sell you (or your mom) a product by combining cute music and a young kid. Check it out,
April, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
It’s the middle of May as we dig into the previous month’s mobile market share data.
Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a decrease of 2.14 points, from 53.91% to 51.77%.
For those relying on the final browser builds rather than playing with betas and alphas, here comes the stable release of Opera 21.
One of the key features of Opera 21 is the inclusion of Aura, which, as we mentioned earlier is the UI stack developed by Google that utilizes GPU whenever possible, increasing performance and so on.
Nothing high end yet.
During yesterday’s event in San Francisco, Intel, Google and OEMs (Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Toshiba) have announced a new lineup of Chromebooks, in shapes, sizes and colors.
ASUS will be releasing two new laptops: the ASUS C200 Chromebook (11-inch) and ASUS C300 Chromebook (13-inch) that are set to replace their currently the number one laptop on Amazon.
With some Bing improvements.
Now here’s something odd yet good for those that have set Bing as a default search engine. According to Francois Beaufort, the latest version of Chrome Canary includes a pretty subtle yet neat change.
From now on, if you set Bing as your default search provider, the pre-release build of Chrome instead of displaying a grid of used pages, will display full Bing.com front page with daily photo and all the other Microsoft goodies.