Tag Archives: browser
Rating: We may be witnessing the rise of Chrome as the mobile Browser
According to mobile data analysis experts, 51degrees.mobi, over the last six months, Google’s Chrome mobile has started to take chunks out of the native Android browser’s user base. With Google announcing its new rendering engine Blink l earlier this week, the company’s ‘Chart of the [...]
Rating: Will it work if BlackBerry crashes again we wonder?
Although it has actually been compatible with the BlackBerry OS for some years, the Opera Mini browser has finally made it onto the BlackBerry App World app store. Savvy BlackBerry users have been saving money on their data plans by downloading it manually from http:/m.opera.com. Having it made easily accessible on the official BlackBerry App World should ensure much wider usage if nothing else than the fact that consumers trust the official download sites for their brand of mobile OS. You have to wonder why it has taken so long to happen? Perhaps RIM is waking up to harsh commercial realities? Continue reading
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Rating: Actually it’s quite easy once you know how
Although this advice was tested out on an HP TouchPad, we’ve got no reason to believe that it might not also work on an HP Pre 3 smartphone. GoMo News was astonished to discover that despite the close relationship between HP and Microsoft, the latter hasn’t bothered to introduce direct support for Hotmail/Windows Live Messenger (WLM) for the webOS platform. The problem appears to be that the WLM doesn’t recognise the webOS browser. We’ve also discovered that it is feasible to access your Hotmail messages via the native webOS client which also downloads your WLM contacts, too. Continue reading
Rating: Curiously it’s browser rather than app based traffic
Figures just released by comScore, showing an enormous increase in the number of smartphone users accessing online retail sites – which confirms a trend which GoMo News has long spotted. The figures are for the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain plus the UK). The number of smartphone users accessing online retail sites in the UK has increased by a whopping 163 per cent but Europe as a whole experienced 80 percent over the last year. Across all markets, online retail sites were accessed through a browser by a greater percentage of smartphone owners when compared to app access. Overall some 5.8 per cent of all mobile subscribers (13.5 million users) accessed online retail sites in Q2 2011. Continue reading
Rating: Existing Symbian ^3 users await update date
Keeping its promise to carry on releasing smartphones based on the Symbian OS, Nokia has just announced tow new devices: – the Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7. These are the very first Nokia smartphones to contain the latest, updated Symbian software nick-named Symbian Anna. This release will eventually be available for Nokia N8s; E7s; C7s and C6-01 phones. The company just didn’t say when. You have to question why Nokia announced the move to WP7 with so many Symbian phones still in the pipeline? Continue reading
Locked in an eternal struggle, once again the two most popular mobile-only web browsers in the world have released news within a day of one another. After Skyfire’s somewhat vague announcement yesterday for an Android update at some point in the future, Bitstream has announced it has reached 20 million installations around the world for it’s mobile browser, BOLT. Continue reading
Rating: Do we detect Norwegian sarcasm here?
As part of our continuing series of reports on how developers are the victims of arbitrary actions by app store owners, we thought we just mention the recent spat between mobile web browser specialist, Opera, and Apple. Opera claims its Mini web browser became the first non-native browser made available in Apple’s iTunes App Store. However, the Cupertino based company decided that only those over 17 should really be able to download it. The reason isn’t very clear but the App Store cites “Frequent/Intense/Mature/Suggestive Themes.” Crickey, the Norwegian company must have found some way to build sex into a browser. Continue reading
Here is today’s mobile marketing and advertising round-up, from GoMo News! Mobile barcodes get a new launch; mobile search is driving mobile advertising; younger consumers favor apps over browsers; and more… Continue reading
When the iPad came out earlier this year, the old frustrations over Apple’s refusal to support Flash bubbled up again. The problem is becoming smaller, thanks to migration over to the web-based HTML5 standard that Apple does support. But large numbers of videos, creatives and games still simply won’t run on Apple’s mobile devices. But developer Skyfire has submitted version 2.0 of its mobile browser to the iTunes Store – and it claims it will be able to play any Flash formats. Continue reading
Here’s an interesting development: GetJar has signed mobile browser BOLT up as a publishing partner. That means that anyone who uses the BOLT mobile browser on their device will have “immediate” access to apps through GetJar. Why is that interesting? Because GetJar usually partners with mobile operators. Continue reading
Mobile browser Skyfire is releasing its latest version for Android today, and it has kicked off with a direct jab at Flash 10.1. The beta of the long awaited new version of Flash from Adobe came out this week, and Skyfire claims that version 2.1 of its own browser is better on battery life, video quality and speed. Continue reading
Less than a week after the release of Skyfire Rocket, Bitstream has released version 2.1 of its acclaimed mobile browser BOLT. While it remains a consumer product, Bitstream is marketing BOLT 2.1 heavily towards mobile operators and manufacturers. Continue reading