According to the latest data from Google, the speed at which mobile browser pages load continues to accelerate.
Over the last twelve months, in fact, the speed of mobile browser page loading has increased 30%.
“At Google,” the Internet search giant posted Monday, “we are passionate about speed and making the web faster. A faster web is better for both users and businesses – faster pages lead to better user experience and improved conversions.”
Over the last year, we have seen significant improvements in the core infrastructure that powers the Internet: the web browsers have gotten faster; there have been quite a few LTE/4G deployments making mobile networks a lot faster; and processing power on mobile devices continues to increase at a rapid pace.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Browsers, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Mozilla is gearing up to show off something new in the world of Firefox.
Get ready for navigator.mozPay(), an API that makes possible secure payment capabilities inside Web-based applications designed for the HTML5-based Firefox OS mobile OS.
In a nutshell, Kumar McMillan of Mozilla Hacks explains, when a web app invokes navigator.mozPay() in Firefox OS, the device shows a secure window with a concise UI.
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Nothing effectively ends a mobile browser rivalry like an acquisition of one competitor by the other.
On Friday, Opera Software confirmed it has acquired mobile browser rival Skyfire Labs, an emerging leader in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility.
Skyfire, however, is primarily known for its Rocket Optimizer software. Skyfire currently counts three large U.S. mobile operators as customers.
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Opera is busy working on its newest project, a WebKit-based mobile browser affectionately dubbed Opera Ice. As of this writing, it’s too early to determine if “Ice” is just an internal nickname or the new browser’s official moniker.
CNET is reporting that the browser is reportedly designed for the screens of today’s leading iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
The Opera Browser will be rebuilding its mobile browsers using WebKit and a new interface that nearly entirely ditches the traditional browser buttons called Opera Ice, according to a leaked video acquired by Pocket-Lint.com.
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A new report from Chitika is pointing to a powerful degree of dominance by Apple in the mobile web space.
According to the latest data revealed on Thursday, Apple devices are responsible for more than half of all mobile web traffic in the U.S. and Canada today.
“With the iPhone and iPad,” Chitika says, “Apple dominates the mobile market when it comes to web usage. The company had another stellar month, and now its devices generate over 65% of all mobile traffic.”
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Google today is rolling out the red carpet for its refreshed Chrome browser for iOS.
The new features will allow Apple iPhone and iPad users to share webpages from all the major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
This update corresponds to a recent Google+ release that bestowed the ability open links inside Chrome for iOS.
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TextMarks and co-defendant Heartland Automotive Services have reached a proposed settlement with consumers in response to the alleged test message spam they blasted out to mobile devices last year (see text message on right).
Heartland Automotive Services is the largest Jiffy Lube franchisee in America.
Derek Johnson, CEO of Tatango, says the proposed settlement of $47 million is “to my knowledge the largest in the history of text message spam lawsuits.”
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