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Mozilla: Firefox 4 launching on March 22nd

March 17th, 2011

Mozilla said on Wednesday that RC1 of its Firefox 4 build has received a “very warm welcome,” and that since there aren’t any known issues, IT and Marketing have given the go-ahead to launch the final build on March 22nd. Firefox 4 will meet stiff competition from IE 9 and Chrome 10 when it launches, …

Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9

March 15th, 2011

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability of its next-generation desktop Web browser, Internet Explorer 9. “The best experience of the Web is on Windows with Internet Explorer 9,” said Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s corporate VP of Windows Internet Explorer, in a statement. “Today, the Web can unlock the power and performance of the best PC hardware …

Skyfire 4.0 Pro Edition for Android coming soon

March 11th, 2011

Skyfire is prepping a major update to its Android Web browser, which it will call Skyfire 4.0 Pro Edition. The update will include a new pricing model (it’s currently free), a revamped user interface, and “killer features.” It’s unclear how much Skyfire will charge for the new version, or what those “killer features” will be, …

GetJar fears competition, ousts Opera Mini from its app store

March 9th, 2011

The Opera Mini browser no longer has a home in GetJar’s app store. Following Opera’s announcement on Tuesday that it will now offer an app store accessible through its mobile browser software on Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Java-enabled handsets, GetJar has pulled Opera’s Opera Mini mobile Web browser from its catalog. In a strikingly candid …

Skyfire 3.0 for iPhone hits App Store [video]

March 3rd, 2011

Earlier today, mobile browser maker Skyfire announced the release of Skyfire 3.0 for Apple’s iPhone. The full-point, browser upgrade packs improved video support for Adobe’s Flash protocol, Twitter and Facebook integration, a new OneTouch Search feature, content recommendations from social network friends, and an integrated Facebook “Like” button. “Skyfire 3.0 for iPhone makes for the …

Developers target end of February for Firefox 4 release

January 13th, 2011

In a note to fellow developers, Mozilla team member Damon has declared the end of February as the target ship-date for Firefox version 4.0.0. The post reads: Over the past several days, component leads have again reduced their blockers by identifying hard blockers and those we can live without.  We’ve around 160 hard blockers remaining, …

LG Optimus 2X and iPhone 4 browsers do battle in video comparison

January 4th, 2011

Following its announcement last month, LG’s Optimus 2X has become one of the most anticipated upcoming Android handsets thanks to the dual-core Tegra 2 processor buried within its sleek, slim case. Of course, all that will change on Thursday when new dual-core Android phones are introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but …

Opera teases its tablet optimized browser on video

January 4th, 2011

Days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show, browser maker Opera has posted a quick teaser video showcasing its tablet-optimized, Android browser. The quick, 26 second clip emphasizes the fluidity of the browser when scrolling an zooming — a little anticlimactic, we know. If you’re interested in getting a very brief peek at what the browser is going …

SurfCube Browser brings 3D browsing to Windows Phone 7 [video]

December 30th, 2010

SurfCube Browser by Kinabalu Innovation Limited is a brand new 3D browser for Windows Phone 7 devices. To be clear, the interface of this great Web browser features a 3D cube effect. The browsing itself, however, is still done in a standard 2D interface. SurfCube sports a nifty UI that positions various browser functions on …

Augmented Reality capability found in Mobile Safari browser

December 21st, 2010

It seems that an AR-like capability within Mobile Safari has gone pretty much unnoticed (or at least unimplemented by a third party) until now. Occipital, a company that has developed a panoramic photo iPhone app, has come across the new feature in Safari for iOS 4.2 devices, and it’s related to the gyroscope. If you …