Expected in the coming months,
During MWC 2014 conference, Mozilla has announced a number of changes that are coming to its Firefox OS, which are mostly user experience oriented.
For those that want to have the smoothest experience possible, the open source organization rewrote the part of the software that controls panning and scrolling when touch (your finger) is involved. Result? Much more fluid and responsive navigation.
Competes with AVG Family Safety browser.
Even though Windows Phone is a pretty safe and secure OS already, there’s something extra, in case you enjoy browsing shady web sites and need one more layer of protection.
During MWC 2014 Event, Kaspersky has announced Safe Browser, which protects users from malicious and phishing web sites, so yes, just a basic browser with a filter, as simple as that.
Now here’s something pretty awesome.
During MWC 2014 conference, Mozilla has announced a deal with Spreadtrum (a fabless semiconductor), which should bring Firefox OS phone to the masses and emerging markets.
How so? Well, as you might have guessed from the title, one of such devices would only cost $25, thanks to the SC6821 chipset.
If you are hungry for more IE11 Mobile details, which is coming later this year, then good news.
According to latest leaks, among previously reported things, Internet Explorer update will also include:
- Password sync, something users have been requesting for ages
- WebGL, pretty self-explanatory, an API for 2D and 3D rendering
- … and finally, a fix for YouTube videos, allowing you to watch them in either full screen or not without leaving the page (IE10 currently opens a media player once you hit the play button) .
Everyone else will have to wait.
Good news, according to the latest report, Opera Max, the data compression technology for Android devices, will soon be available for Western European users.
If you haven’t heard about Opera Max already, it’s more than just a data saver for your web browser, instead, if compresses all the data: app data, videos, pictures and more.
The power of cloud.
It looks like the war between Microsoft and Google is about to intensify. According to the latest report, the search giant has partnered with VMware to bring traditional desktop applications to Chromebook machines.
While it’s not a native nor ideal solution, VMware’s Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution will give customers a good enough reason to at least consider getting one.
Still has some catching up to do.
It looks like the upcoming version of IE11, which will be delivered later this year once Windows Phone 8.1 hits the streets, will finally deliver some of the basic features that users have been requesting for ages.
As suspected earlier, Internet Explorer 11Mobile will include a tab sync option as well as:
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Now here’s a new trend that will (hopefully) die soon: packing ads everywhere. The latest victim is Firefox web browser as Mozilla has announced plans to display ads in square slots that will be displayed in the New Tab page.
On a (slightly positive note), these ads will be displayed for first-time users only or the ones that haven’t occupied all tiles. Also, the open source organization said that “the sponsored tiles will be clearly labelled as such, while still leading to content that we think users will enjoy”.
January, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge forward and has (again) increase its market share, this time from 57.91% to 58.21% (0.3 point increase).
January, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser – Down
It’s time to kick things of with the very first market share report for the year 2014.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has managed to increase its market share by 0.14 point, from 54.82% to 54.96%.