Forgets about the iPad.
Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
After the tremendous amount of requests, it looks like Bada, the operating system from Samsung, fans got what they wanted as Opera Software has recently announced the availability of the Opera Mini for the Sammys platform.
Just like you would expect, Opera Mini 6.5.11 made no sacrifices as it includes same and well know features, such as: a Speed Dial, data savings report, visual tabs and more.
You can download it from the SamsungApps web page.
During the CTIA Wireless show, Myriam Joire from Engadget has had a chance to sit with Mozilla’s Chief of Innovation, Todd Simpson, and chat about the company and its future.
What is it all about? Windows Phone, Gecko and … Firefox version numbering!
Google Chrome 19 and 20 users to benefit.
Just today, Opera Software has released its first quarter results for this year and as seen in the slides below, the following year was quite good for the Norwegian browser maker.
- Total revenue (MUSD): 46.9 (1Q12) vs. 36.7 (1Q11)
- Opera Mini users: 31.1 million in March 2012, vs. 13.6m in March 2011, up 129%
- 168.8m users of Opera Mini in March
- 270 million+ people using Opera browsers every month
- Mobile Consumer revenue up 253%+ in 1Q12 vs. 1Q11
- Mobile Publishers & Advertisers revenue up 303% in 1Q12 vs. 1Q11
Following Microsoft’s lead to bring the consistent UI experience across a variety of different devices with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, Mozilla has combined its desktop and mobile UI teams to create the uniform look.
Back in November, 2011, we have reported that the Internet Explorer web browser has fallen below the 50% market share mark.
Now, it looks like the software giant has something to celebrate as according to the latest numbers, it’s back at 50%, up from 49.82% (0.18 point increase).