Skyfire 1.5 Now Available for WinMo Phones
Users of Windows Phones can now download version 1.5 of the Skyfire browser. The new version offers a number of improvements, including support for both VGA (640×480) and WVGA (800×480) formats. Skyfire promises higher-rez display support is on the way. It also has a more finger-friendly user interface that has been redesigned to support features such as brings kinetic scrolling. It offers a full-screen mode for viewing, and Flash and Silverlight have each been updated as well. This version will work on touch and non-touch devices running Windows Mobile 5.0 through 6.5. Skyfire said it will have a Symbian version ready soon.
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.
Chrome for iOS Updated with Material Design
Google today delivered a new version of Chrome to iOS devices. The latest rendition of Google's browser for iPhones and iPads carries over Material Design from the Android version and builds in better support for iOS8 and the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.