Nokia Updates Browser for Series 40 Phones
Nokia today made Nokia Browser 2.0 available to all devices running its Series 40 platform, including its new Asha-branded handsets. The browser is proxy-based, and compresses data by as much as 90% to help those using pay-by-use data services save money. It also introduces a feature called the Download Manager, which lets users control quality of downloaded images to make web browsing quicker, as well as save music, video, or pictures to a memory card. Nokia Browser 2.0 has a new user interface with faster access to bookmarks/favorites from the home page, and makes it easy to share URLs directly to Twitter of Facebook while surfing. Last, the new browser makes it easier to search for and use Web Apps. The new browser will be installed on all new Series 40 devices moving forward. It is available for direct download from the Nokia Store, and will be pushed out in the days/weeks to come via an over-the-air update.
Samsung Makes Its Internet Browser Available to Most Android Phones
Samsung has made a version of its mobile browser available to non-Samsung handsets. The company has been beta testing Samsung Internet Browser on Nexus and Pixel phones since April.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Google's Chrome Browser for iOS Lets You Save Articles for Later
Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS devices and given it the ability to save online stories for later reading. The share button now includes a "read later" option that will download the article directly to the device so it can be read at a later time, even when the phone is offline.
Latest Windows 10 Preview Targets Browser and Maps
Microsoft has made a new build of Windows 10 available to mobile phones and PCs alike. Build 14291 makes significant changes to several important features.