February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera Up; Google Chrome Down
If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed. Starting off with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to rebound its losses, up from [...]
January, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Opera Mini, Android – Down
As the “New Year” passes by, it’s time to take a look at the mobile market share data for January, 2013, which includes one new player: Internet Explorer.
December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera - Up; Firefox, Safari - Down
When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they? Steady as she goes, Internet Explorer is up again, from 54.76% [...]
Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5
Now here is something for the Android users. Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area. You will be [...]
November, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera - Up; Google Chrome - Down
It’s the last month of the year as we check the market share results for November. Were there any surprises? Let’s find out. It looks like Internet Explorer wont slide below the 50% mark for quite some time as its market share continues to edge higher, up from 54.13% to 54.76% (0.63 point increase). Mozilla’s [...]
Opera Mobile concept coming up next week. With the approaching launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it appears that some Google Chrome fans have decided to create a mockup on how the favorite web browser would look like running on a WP8 hardware. The result? See the pictures below. For even more pictures, [...]
September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera - Up; Google Chrome - Down
After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop. As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%. Just like IE, Mozilla’s Firefox has also increased [...]
Recently, Google has released a new stable build of its desktop web browser, which includes a new sandbox architecture. Now, the search giant has shared some good news with its Android users as they too will be receiving a new build that strengthens web browser’s security. According to the recent blog post, Chrome for Android [...]
August, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down
As the summer passes by, it’s time to find out, how exactly did your favorite web browser perform in the month of August. Starting with the Internet Explorer, we resume the long and unsurprising downtrend, down from 53.93% to 53.60% (0.33 point decrease). After a couple of good months, Firefox too continues its downtrend, down [...]
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). After a streak of market share loses, it looks like Firefox has recovered and has since increased its [...]
Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.
Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
After following IE’s trend ever since the release of the Google Chrome, Firefox has managed to take back some of its share and is now back slightly above the 20% mark, up from 19.71% to 20.06% (0.35 point increase). Is it a dead cat’s bounce or the beginning of a new trend?
All good things come to an end and as shown in the graph above, Google’s Chrome web browser growth is slowing down, at least for a little while. This time its market share has decreased by a 0.5 point, down from 19.58% to 19.08%.
After grinding lower for a couple of months, Safari is bouncing back, up from 4.62% to 4.73% (0.11 point increase).
Just like Safari, Opera has struggled to gain a significant momentum for quite some time now. However, last month its market share has increased by a 0.03 point, up from 1.57% to 1.60%.
Slow yet feature rich.
Well, what do you know, after the recent Google Chrome release for the Android devices, here comes another one but this time it’s for the iOS.
We are not sure when some “higher powers” will finally stepping and prevent this kind of mess but we are eagerly waiting and pointing at you, Europe.
This is how it looks like:
Some notable exceptions include: Incognito mode by default, data sync, unified search/address bar and more.
Finally drops the beta tag, available to download right now.
During the Google’s I/O conference, the search giant has also published the Final version of the Google Chrome web browser for Android.
As expected the Beta to Final transition mostly focused on stability and performance improvements. However, Google also said that they have been working to improve the overall experience for the tablet users, which is always a welcome step forward.
If you are using anything below Android 4.0, don’t get to excited as it’s not compatible with the previous open source OS versions.
Continuing battle across a variety of different fronts, the search giant has issued an update for its Google Chrome web browser.
Still available for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich users only, the following Beta release brings a couple of welcome changes, including:
- Ability to view the desktop version of a website
- Ability to add bookmarks as shortcuts to the home screen for a quick and easy access
In addition to that, Google Chrome Beta for Android is now available in 31 more languages, which is a welcome change for those, who are eager to try it.
Soon to release Google Chrome 20.
With the recent announcement of Google Chrome 18 Stable, the search giant has also revealed its plans for the upcoming build. Turns out, Google Chrome 19 will allow users to access their tabs from a variety of different devices.
How does it work?
Once you sign in to Chrome with your email address, click on the “Other devices” menu and you should see something like this, which is self-explanatory:
Opera looking into it.
Although it was previously known that Firefox will include a Metro like UI, the team behind Mozilla’s web browser only recently started the development. However, turns out, Google is also developing a Google Chrome Metro version, which will be available for the Windows 8 consumers.
In addition to Google’s announcement, the search giant has also confirmed that they will work on a touch optimized version of Google Chrome for the desktop.
What about other web browsers? Safari remains silent, however, ArsTehnica contacted Opera Software and received the following statement, “Unfortunately we can’t comment on any specifics yet, other than we are currently looking into Windows 8. The new OS and the Metro UI offers an interesting new platform and we know users will want to run Opera on it.”
We are curious to find out, how exactly will Google Chrome and Firefox differentiate themselves from the IE10 Metro, UI wise.
After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.
For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
Surpassing the 20% mark, Firefox has no intentions of changing the trend, down from 19.35% to 18.97%, 0.38 point decrease.
After last month’s drop, Google Chrome has pretty much recovered from the drop, up from 17.20% to 17.48%, 0.2 point increase.
Slowly edging towards the 10% market, Safari’s market share has increased by a 0.01 point, up from 9.27% to 9.28%.
After some consolidation, Opera’s market share went up from 1.54% to 1.60%, reaching the level last seen on July 2011 (0.06 point increase).
After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.
Tested web browsers
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
What’s the difference between Metro and Desktop IE? As mentioned earlier, “IE Metro (aka Immersive web browser) uses the 64 bit libraries by default.”
That delicious Ice Cream Sandwich.
As it was just a matter of time anyway, Google has finally launched the Beta version of Google Chrome for Android, which is currently compatible with the 4.0 version only.
So what does it bring to the table?
Well, just like with its competitors, you can synchronize your tabs and bookmarks between your PC and a handheld device, but it also includes few features that are not yet widely available.
First of all, you can swipe between the opened tabs just like a deck of cards, which, depending on the number of opened tabs, can be quite useful.
Secondly, incognito mode has made its way to the Android version as well, providing an extra layer of privacy for those in need.
Least but not last is a superb feature called Link Preview. As you might know, clicking on small links can be quite painful, especially in the winter period when you are wearing gloves and can’t be bothered to take them off. Thankfully, Link Preview will automatically zoom in the links, making them easier to click on.
Google Chrome for Android 4.0 also includes search suggestions that can be personalized, omnibox and few other goodies.