November, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a small dip in its numbers, from 55.88% to 55.61% (0.27 point decrease).
With background downloads and more.
While we wait for the Internet Explorer 11 or Opera, here’s a noteworthy update for all you UC Browser users out there, which, by the way, is currently the most popular web browser in the Windows Phone marketplace.
First in the new features list is ability to download files in the background that will also be resumed in case of connection error or other interruptions.
Now, it looks like Chrome 31 and Opera 18 are joining the fun as they too can now run Epic Games created tech demo called Epic Citadel. Who’s next, IE or Safari?
You just got Scroogled.
Either Microsoft has too much cash or they feel threatened by the (possibly) rising Chromebook demand. In its latest video, the software giant goes to show you how Google is using your data to make cash, why these laptops are bricks and why it’s not worth anything.
Check it out:
It looks like Google’s Pixel won’t be the only Chromebook that has a touchscreen. Today, Acer has announced C720P, an 11.6 inch laptop running on Celeron 2955U CPU, 32 GB SSD and 2GB RAM.
However, unlike Chrome Pixel, it won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, it’s only $299 and with a reported battery life of 7.5 hours.
So when is it coming? As soon as early December, which is next week!
Just a drop in the sea.
Back in 2012, Google was caught tracking Safari users through a loophole, which caused some stir in the community. Now, it looks like the search giant’s actions were not left unpunished.
According to the recent report, Google will have to pay $17 million to settle, which is less than a pocketchange for the company. While they did not admit doing anything wrong, search giant’s spokesman said that they have “taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple’s browsers.”
With near final Australis UI.
If you’ve been eager to see the progress of long promised Australis UI then the latest Firefox UX Nightly might very well solve that.
In case you haven’t heard about Australis, check the video below. Basically, it’s Mozilla’s vision of streamlined and simplified user interface, which removes clutter and focuses on the details.
The wait is over.
If the developer preview of Opera 19 is not something you are interested in then worry no more as Norwegian software Company has just released the final version of Opera 18.
So what kind of goodies can you expect from this build?
First of all, you can now drag tabs between windows or just drag them out and create new ones. Second of all, by right clicking on a search field and selecting the “Create Search Engine” option, you can now add new search engines and assign desired keywords.
Just be careful about your data.
Today, Opera has released the very first developer build of Opera 19, which finally includes one of the widely requested features: data sync. There are two things you need to know first though:
1) Data sync must be enabled via flags: opera://flags/#sync
2) Keep a local backup of all your data, it’s an experimental feature after all
Makes all the difference in the world.
Now here is something useful that will soon come to Chrome for iOS: Autofill. Introduced earlier this year on Android, this feature allows you to complete online forms using info pulled from other devices you’ve signed into.
What about those running Chrome on Android? The good news is that is just got even better, according to Google, it offers “some improvements to Autofill to further streamline online forms”, such as taking info from your Google Wallet and making checkout process as simple as 1, 2, 3.