Posts tagged with: web browser
  • by | April 23, 2014 7:18 AM

    Mobile devices used to be primarily portable email boxes with integrated calendar and contacts. In the early days, some of them may have included web browsers, but they were very primitive. Back then the Web was very complex, and designed for screens with resolutions of 800 by 600 and higher. To accommodate phones and PDAs a "new" web was invented, one that used a completely different protocol to address the concerns of much smaller screens, slower processors, and mobile data plans. None of which were anywhere close to what we have today. WAP & WML This "new" web was based on something ...

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  • by | December 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Last week Stephen Schenck brought us news about some changes coming to the Google Chrome Beta channel, specifically the elimination of an artificial 300 ms lag. Why would anyone deliberately add almost 1/3 second delay to interactions with web pages? Believe it or not, there's a legitimate reason behind it -- but it's one that Google intends to remove -- when applicable. One of the major challenges Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others faced when creating their mobile operating systems was the development of a web browser to include on their devices. It doesn't sound all that difficult, but ...

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  • by | October 12, 2012 7:01 AM

    No matter how fast things get, they never seem to be fast enough. We can have 30Gbps LTE, but surfing the web still feels slow! Why is that? There are many reasons, but Dolphin Browser is trying to overcome them -- by any means necessary. Webkit, the rendering engine that powers Chrome, the stock Android browser, and even Safari apparently isn't quite fast enough for Dolphin, so they set to work "improving" it. Dolphin has made extensive canvas, GPU, and JavaScript enhancements, and they've even added some "behind-the-scenes technology" to make the Dolphin Browser "the highest performing ...

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