Since its first stable release back in December 11, 2008, Google Chrome was quick to gain popularity, taking just a few short years to become a major competitor in the bruising PC browser market. During this time, Google did not shy away from promoting their Chrome web browser in every way that they could, and, with Google being quite a powerful company nowadays (now, that’s an understatement), that actually meant a lot: video ads, ads on YouTube, and, of course, ads plastered all over their immensely popular search engine.
Open your Firefox browser, go to google.com (logged out of your Google profile) and take a quick look. Doesn’t it seem like Google is [...]
Just about two weeks ago, the team developing the Android tablet-optimized version of one of the world’s most popular Web browsers, Mozilla Firefox, gave a sneak peek into some of the features of the upcoming tablet version of the Firefox for Android app. Two weeks after, the team releases the first nightly builds of the browser that can now be installed by users for testing purposes.
The app is only for the bold and not for the faint of heart, as it is still in the Nightly stage, which, according to development team member Ian Barlow, is a “very early testing stage for awesome new features.” The Nightly stage is somewhat similar to the pre-alpha [...]
There are a total of more than 150,000 Android apps out on the market now. The overwhelmingly huge amount of application choices can be mind-boggling to a new Android phone user. Here is an attempt to make the decision a little easier. Presented below are some apps that by their features and popularity can be labeled as ‘must-haves’. They cover most of the common uses and aspects of an Android phone from basic operation to entertainment and security.Customization Apps 1. Free Advanced Task Manager
As the name says, this program enables you to accomplish the basic routines quickly without eating up your phone’s resources. These tasks include viewing system information, [...]
Getting a tablet that runs Android is neat, but to really make the most out of your new Honeycomb-fueled wonder device, you need to run apps built specially for it. The blown-up look of regular apps won’t cut it, plus you need the best apps to really crank up the gadget envy from your friends and co-workers. Here are a few apps that both make excellent use of the greater screen real estate as well as taking good advantage of the extra Tegra 2 dual-core horsepower of your new tablet.The Best Games for Honeycomb Tablets AirAttack HD (lite version, £1.79 to buy)
This game really wows with real-time 3D graphics, eye-popping backdrops and lots of neat details like [...]
Today Opera has taken its Opera Mini web browser for Android smartphones out of beta. Opera Mini 5.1 is expected to offer a richer and better performing web browsing experience while on the go and now allows users to set Opera Mini as the default browser for surfing the net and also has bolstered page layout on Android devices with with large screens.
Opera Mini is available now via the Android Market or m.opera.com for free.
Opera Mini is probably the most popular mobile web browser out there. It makes sense that Android has now received the anticipated upgrade to Opera Mini 5. To put things into perspective, Opera Mobile 4 was made available for Android just over a year ago and since then it has been widely used as an alternative to the native Android browser on most Android based phones or devices.
The most noteable updates include the tabbed browsing, which has been available for the Symbian phone version for a while. Indeed, pretty much every smartphone browser supports this now anyway. Also, you can enjoy ‘Speed Dial’ for your top 9 [...]
An exciting press release from Opera suggests that we can look forward to Opera Mini running on Android very soon. As you may be aware, MWC takes place next week from the 15 February. “The GSMA GSM Association Mobile WorldCongress is the combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a congress featuring prominent Chief Executives representing mobile operators, vendors and content owners from across the world.” This is always a great event and a perfect place for Opera to reveal their latest revelations.
Opera will unveil a host of other Opera-powered devices at its exhibit. Check out the following Opera technology, live from [...]