Verizon Wireless Confirms New Browser Headed to Handsets
Verizon Wireless has been putting a new mobile web browser onto its feature phones from technology partner Novarra. Novarra's browser replaces the Open Wave browser that's been on Verizon's phones for years. The Novarra browser uses a proxy to re-render web sites for consumption on mobile phones. The result is a much more PC-like browsing environment, with richer graphics, Flash support, and e-commerce support. Verizon said the new browser will also become available to smartphones over time. Verizon Wireless said it will have more details about the browser soon.
Opera Hopes New Android Browser Will Push Growth
Opera Software today announced a wholly refreshed version of Opera Mini for Android devices. Opera gave the browser a new user interface based on Material Design, which lends the browser a more native look and feel to Android devices.
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 Adds Android Pay to Chrome
Google recently updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with several performance improvements. Fire and foremost, Android users can rely on Android Pay to make purchases online when browsing.
Opera Mini for Windows Phone Exits Beta
Opera today said its Opera Mini web browser is now available as a stable release for Windows Phone. The browser had been available as a beta for several months.
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