Google Maps Just Got a Lot Better in Android and iOS Browsers

The mobile browser version Google Maps got a makeover on Android and iOS devices, which makes it alot more like the desktop and native app versions of the service. » 5/20/11 2:18pm 5/20/11 2:18pm

BlackBerry WebKit Browser Trounces iPhone 4 and Android 2.1 In Early…

The looks we've gotten so far at BlackBerry OS 6 have been impressive enough, but it looks like the real crown jewel might be that WebKit browser. Here's how it stacked up recently against iOS4 and Android 2.1. » 7/19/10 10:14am 7/19/10 10:14am

In Nigeria, Opera Is Used by 9 out 10 Scammers

This world map of mobile browser usage is interesting. Some figures, like the iPhone/iPod's presence in almost every major market of the world, are not surprising. Others are funny. » 3/04/10 11:40am 3/04/10 11:40am

This Is What Firefox on Android Looks Like Right Now

When I first saw this, I was tempted to call fake. I mean, why the hell is a desktop version of Firefox running on Android? What happened to Fennec? But rest assured, this is real—and actually, very encouraging. » 2/03/10 10:46am 2/03/10 10:46am

Why the Next BlackBerry Browser Won't Be So Terrible

It's loooong past time for RIM to shitcan BlackBerrys' stock browser. Today, a new patent for server-optimized browsing, combined with their obvious interest in WebKit, means they might be about to do just that. » 1/20/10 6:35pm 1/20/10 6:35pm

Skyfire 1.5 Brings More Speed, Less Ugly

Love that Skyfire can play any Flash videos, and optimize websites to load incredibly fast, but hate that it kind of looks like ass in the process? So does Skyfire! Which is why they've released version 1.5 for Windows Mobile. » 12/09/09 11:31am 12/09/09 11:31am

Dolphin Browser Gives Droid the Multitouch It Should've Had From the…

As far as phones go, the Droid is an olympian. A supermodel. A movie star. But without multitouch, it's a movie star with rickets, and awkward inflection. That is: mildly disappointing! That's where the Dolphin browser comes in. » 11/30/09 1:44pm 11/30/09 1:44pm

RIM Is Definitely Developing a WebKit (Read: Decent) Browser

It wasn't a huge leap to take RIM's purchase of Torch Mobile, a software company known exclusively for making a WebKit mobile browser, as a sign that the company was considering taking the dive. Today, though, we can be sure. » 11/02/09 10:18am 11/02/09 10:18am

All WebKit Browsers Are Not Created Equal

It's behind some of the best desktop browsers, and all of the great mobile ones. But just because a company says they're using WebKit, the open source website rendering engine, doesn't guarantee an awesome browser. » 10/08/09 2:40pm 10/08/09 2:40pm

Opera Mini 5 Beta Out Now: Tabbed Browsing, Speed Dial Bookmarks

Unlike Opera Mobile, Opera Mini crunches pages on a server for viewing on your Java phone or BlackBerry. The beta has a snappier interface geared for touch or keypad control, and adds tabbed browsing, speed dial, and a password manager. » 9/16/09 3:30am 9/16/09 3:30am

RIM Gobbles Up Torch Mobile (Translation: BlackBerry's Getting WebKit,…

Another mobile software maker has fallen for the seductive charms of WebKit, and it's a biggie: RIM has acquired Torch Mobile—the company that makes the WebKit-based Iris browser—to "contribute to the BlackBerry platform." So long, asstastic BlackBerry browser. » 8/24/09 10:51am 8/24/09 10:51am

Firefox Mobile "Fennec" Now Open to All Brave WinMo Alpha Testers

Good news if you're a Windows Mobile user and were feeling left out the Mozilla's Fennec mobile browser party. Today's Alpha 2 release should now work with most devices using the Windows Mobile 6 platform. (Support had initially been limited to the HTC Touch Pro and some other "VGA phones".) » 6/29/09 8:01am 6/29/09 8:01am

Skyfire Leaves Beta, Steals Windows Mobile Browsing Crown

Skyfire, the server-compressed mobile browser that promises "the full web," i.e. Flash support, on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, has graduated from its excruciatingly long testing period. In a word, it's great. » 5/27/09 9:00am 5/27/09 9:00am

Skyfire Coming to BlackBerry, Bringing Full Flash Support

Joining the distinguished ranks of Opera Mini and Bolt, Skyfire looks like it'll be coming to BlackBerrys fairly soon. That means they'll get Skyfire's desktop-grade rendering, server-side compression, and optimized Flash—including support for the likes of Hulu and Vimeo. BGR's leakster has already breathlessly… » 4/23/09 7:50am 4/23/09 7:50am

Opera Mobile 9.7 to Support Flash, Google Gears, Server-Side Compression

Despite being the obvious choice for WinMo browsing, Opera Mobile 9.5 is far from perfect. That said, the next release, due in a few months, might even put the likes of Mobile Safari to shame. » 3/30/09 9:20am 3/30/09 9:20am

Firefox Mobile Pre-Alpha Now Available for VGA Windows Mobile Phones

Just as Mozilla's developer wiki cryptically promised last week, a pre-alpha build of Firefox Mobile 'Fennec' has been made available for the HTC Touch Pro, though it'll work on many other VGA (480x640) WinMo phones. » 2/11/09 6:11am 2/11/09 6:11am

Opera Mini For Android Leaves Beta, Fixes Nagging Bugs

Opera Mini's final release addresses most of the problems we found in our beta test, and is available now in the 'Communications' category of the Android Market. » 1/29/09 4:57am 1/29/09 4:57am

Firefox Mobile Headed for Windows Mobile as Early as Next Week

Adorably-mascotted Firefox Mobile 'Fennec' is on its way to an early February release for the Windows Mobile-powered HTC Touch Pro, according to a post on the project's developer wiki. » 1/28/09 8:15am 1/28/09 8:15am

Java-based Bolt Joining the Mobile Browser Wars, Doesn't Look Horrible

Bitstream is working on a mobile browser called Bolt, based on WebKit and compatible with pretty much any J2ME-compatible handset (read: almost everything). CrackBerry ran it through its paces, and it looks promising. » 1/16/09 5:39am 1/16/09 5:39am

Apple Hit With Bizarre, Poorly Scanned iPhone Browsing Patent Suit

Granted, there aren't that many original » 11/25/08 7:32am 11/25/08 7:32am to sue Apple anymore, but this one is just peculiar. , a successful commercial real estate developer, is suing the company because he claims to hold a patent for "the way the iPhone navigates the Internet." He was indeed granted an internet-ish patent in late October, but it's…