July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.
With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).
Google loosens its tie.
Back in June, the software giant has enabled the “Do Not Track” attribute by default on its IE10 web browser, then, following a huge uproar from the advertising agencies, W3C have decided to update their DNT specifications and asked web browser makers to have DNT disabled during initial software launch.
Good news for all the Mac OS X users out there, Maxthon, one of the most popular web browsers in China, is now available for both Microsoft’s and Apple’s operating systems.
Although we couldn’t find a list of Maxthon 1.0 features, judging by the screenshot below, it should bring most if not all the goodies from the Maxthon 3.0.
Wants more flexibility, a support for legacy devices.
Even though Google has proposed their own version of the WebRTC standard, it looks like the software giant has different ideas for the real time communication and they call it “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” or CU-RTC-Web.
So how exactly does it differ?
With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.
Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
With the recent Windows 8 RTM announcement, the software giant has also finished the Final build of the Internet Explorer 10.
However, while both IE10 and IE10 Metro for Windows 8 are ready, it is not clear whether or not the Windows 7 version was also finalized.
Most importantly, Microsoft is yet to announce any new features/tweaks and the time of general availability for both Windows 8 and Windows 7 users.
Good news for the Opera users as here comes the first update for the Opera 12 branch.
According to the official blog post, the following release fixes a total of 5 security related vulnerabilities and brings dozens of other fixes that will enhance your overall browsing experience.
If you are interested in all the juicy changes, check the following page.
Well, here is something to cheer you up: a new Google Chrome build.
As we reported earlier, the following release includes a couple of new features, such as:
- Support for the getUserMedia API, which allows web sites to access your mic and camera, high-resolution screens.
- Better Google Clout Print integration so you can print docs from Google Drive, Chrome Mobile and more.
- High resolution display and better game pad support.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.
Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.
On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.