The latest stable build of Google Chrome is here.
Continuing its release cycle, the search giant has pushed the version 18 to its stable channel. While there is nothing too exciting in terms of features, Google Chrome 18 does include some performance improvements.
Thanks to GPU accelerated Canvas2D, gaming and various web applications will be smoother than ever while users with older PCs will now be able to the basic 3D content due to a software backed WebGL implementation.
It’s no secret that Google has been aggressively pushing its Google Chrome web browser across a variety of its services and partner’s web sites.
Now, Neowin reports that the search giant has decided to spice the things up and advertise on Microsoft’s search engine as well.
Once user types phrases to download different web browsers, such as, “get firefox”, the following ad will appear:
With the release of new pre-beta snapshots of Opera 12 in 32 and 64 bit flavors, Norwegian browser maker went ahead and published the final build of Opera 11.62 as well.
In addition to 5 security related fixes, the following version also includes a handful of user interface and mail related fixes.
Although it’s not exciting as the final build of Opera 12, which we hope to see sooner than later, with the finished development of Opera 11.62, it’s likely that Opera Software will now focus solely on the v12 build and that’s the good news.
Brings out of process plugins to the masses.
Good news everyone, it looks like from now on, Opera will be publishing both 64 and 32 bit builds of their desktop web browser.
According to the blog post, the latest Opera 12 pre-beta build includes a support for HTML5 drag and drop, CSS3 animations and most importantly, the 64 bit build of Opera 12 has everyone’s requested feature: the out of process plugins.
Can’t beat Opera or Firefox Mobile.
Continuing the development of Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows Phone 8, (which is set to be a very different game) Microsoft’s web browsers has popped up in the recent HTML5 test results and as of now, they are not that impressive.
For one day only.
Just after Microsoft’s post about the inaccurate market share reports from StatCounter, the company behind one of the most popular monitoring sites has published a report of their own.
However, it has nothing to do with the HitsLink vs. StatCounter, in fact what they did is revealed that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been overtaken by Google Chrome for the first time in history on Sunday 18 March.
New Aurora build is here.
Recently, Mozilla has pushed the second Alpha build of Firefox 13 to its Aurora channel for you to play with.
So what’s new? There are a couple of neat new features that will definitely improve your experience. For example, the Awesome Bar will now auto completes typed URLs and in addition to that, a Speed Dial has been finally incorporated, which draws from Opera and Google Chrome.
Thanks to the recent security settings bypass by Google (and probably other companies), United States FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and Europe’s CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés), will investigate whether or not Google violated the privacy of its users.
Surely Chrome will drop H.264. Let’s just wait.
Although Google has announced plans to phase out the support for H.264 on its Chrome web browser, those are still just plans.