Skyfire Launches New Mobile Browser
Today Skyfire announced its new mobile web browser for smartphones. Skyfire differs itself from existing mobile browsers by providing a full desktop-like experience on a smartphone. It can interact with any web site using any web technology, and it fully supports Flash, Ajax, Java and other web technologies. Similar to Palm's Blazer browser, it uses a proxy to format web pages, but it works far faster and renders full web pages as they appear on the desktop. Skyfire is releasing a free beta version of the browser for Windows Mobile devices, and will make a version for Symbian and other platforms available in the coming months.
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.
Opera Brings Mini Browser to Windows Phone
Opera today released a beta version of its Opera Mini browser for the Windows platform. Opera Mini for Windows offers many of the app's core features, such as Speed Dial for favorites and easy-to-navigate tabs.
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.
Progressive Web Apps Will Soon Sink Deeper Into Android
Google plans to improve Progressive Web Apps in the next beta version of Chrome, a change that will give the apps far more functionality than they currently enjoy. Google has been experimenting with Progressive Web Apps since 2015.
I signed up for this weeks ago.
I want it NOW!
Can't Wait though it looks sweet! YouTube with out having crappy media players.
I also got to see the way the Flash support works. They surfed to a kids site that had tons of animation. All of it worked f...
Skyfire and Orb
Today I run Orb on my HTC Touch and my LG Muziq. I'm also slinging my Slingbox Pro to my HTC Touch. If any of you know of any other cool media apps I might be interested in I'd sure like to hear from you.
Skyfire and Opera Mobile
I am currently running the HTC Touch on Sprint EVDO service which doesn't have a hardware based qwerty keyboard. I thought I had read somewhere that the hardware based qwerty keyboard would be an initial requirement of the Skyfire browser. But just to be safe I still signed up for the beta.
I've also spun over to the Opera website to see if in response to Skyfire they've started giving away their Opera Mobile (not Opera...
Anyway, I've signed up for it. We'll see what happens.