Browser Wars Heat Up

  1. Browser Wars

What is Browser war?

Browser war is the competition for dominance in usage the share of web browsers. First browser war was Microsoft IE against the Netscape’s Navigator during in late 1990s. The browser wars continued with decline of IE’s market share since in 2003 or the increasing popularity of browsers involving Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari.

Browser wars heat-up:

IE takes minimal list, color-coded approach

It claims to shows the “Beauty of Web,” taking the minimalist approach to allow more space to the web site it displays. Unlike the past versions of IE, in which the buttons or toolbars muddle the browser windows, IE places all the buttons involving refresh, home, back or forward in the single row. A second row featuring alternatives for safety, bookmarks or tools, however, can be seen under tab row.

The address bar known as One Bar. It can handle the web addresses or search functions, like Chrome. Alerts in IE are now found at bottom of window. The browser also borrows the page from Google’s Chrome through integrating web-address or search-functions into a single box. While IE still lacked, Chrome features like built-in PDF reader or translator, it has the notable feature; a color coding for the groups of opened tabs and each group getting the different color.

Firefox synchronized features

Mozilla Firefox took few signals from the Google Chrome, involving putting tabs on top of the primary tool-bar. The release candidate of Firefox latest browser also started-up more quickly than it’s the last stable version. But while the Firefox, still lacked google chrome’s features like a built-in PDF reader or translator, it still had the built-in RSS (Rich Site Summary) subscriptions functions.

The Firefox release the candidate also retains two box formats, one for the web addresses or another for the search. But web address bar, called the “Awesome-Bar” and it is also capable of searching. However, Firefox newest feature is seemingly taken from the Chrome; too appears to be syncing the information such as passwords, bookmarks, history, preferences or tabs.

Google Chrome:

The google released its latest version of Google Chrome, with other new feature i.e. Cloud printing. With the Cloud Print, devices with chrome can set-up the remote printer on an Internet connected, the machine also running with Google Chrome. This is works only on the latest version of Chromes and it’s running on the computer machine running on the Vista, Windows XP and 7 or connected to the printer.

Mobile browsing is the dominated via Apple

In the Android Browser: 18.7%

In Safari: 62.2%

In the Android Browser: 18.7%

In Opera Mini: 13.1%

In the Symbian Browser: 2.6%

Mobiles and tablets OS market shares also is the ruled through Apple

IOS (iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone): 61.6%

In the Android: 12.8%

The Symbian: 3.5%

What is Symbian?

This is the venture originally formed through Ericsson, Nokia, Psion, and Motorola to create ease to use the OS for wire-less devices or personal digital assistants. Their first OS was called as EPOC.

Mobiles and tablets search share is dominated

In Google: 91.1%

In the Microsoft Bing: 1.1%

In Yahoo: 7%

Desk top Operating System share is still dominated by Redmond

In Mac: 6.9%

In Windows: 91.9%

In Linux: 1.2%

Desk top searches share is largely a one horse’ races

In Yahoo: 6.8%

In Google: 82.4%

In Bing: 4%.

 

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