When Apple blocked Google Voice from the App Store, the most hilarious reason they gave was that it replicated a core function of the iPhone. We laughed because there were literally dozens of WebKit based browsers in the App Store, duplicating the functionality of Safari. When Norway's Opera tried to get their browser in the App Store, Apple originally balked, then relinquished. And we celebrated. Well, get out those party hats again because it looks like an upgrade -- a big upgrade -- is coming our way.
RockMelt blasted into our collective conscience this month to compete for web browsing dominance against Safari, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Flock -- not to mention a handful of smaller competitors. So which one is right for you?
Another browser solution for our mobile devices is on its way to the App
Store. Opera Mini will be available within the next 24 hours, depending
on where you live. It is a free download for either the iPhone or iPod
touch, and it works for iPad, too--though you'll have to embiggen it.
While it's easy enough to game browsers to score well on specific kinds
not just faster than every other browser out there -- it eats every
other browsers' lunch and dinner.
No matter how happy you are with your current Web browser, chances are
you’ve wondered if another browser would make your Web wanderings
faster, easier, or at least a little more festive. We speculate about
that too (probably far too often), so we decided to run some tests,
compare features and figure out which browser currently rules the Web.