The Browser wars are just heating up

Posted by Stuart Shields | Posted on May 10, 2011 | In Browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari

The browser wars are just heating up with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera all publicly testing the next major version of their browsers. The only browser to not be publicly testing a major browser is Apple’s Safari browser.

Here is a break down and how you can play with the latest unreleased browsers:

  • Google has made plans on releasing a new version of its popular browser every six weeks or so. You can try out the latest Google Chrome beta here.
  • Mozilla Firefox has released its Aurora Channel showcasing the latest Firefox innovations in a nightly build environment.
  • Microsoft has released its Test Drive area, where you can play around with Internet Explorer 10 Previews (currently at preview 1). We expect to see Internet Explorer 10 in the early part of 2012.
  • Opera has Opera Nextwhich gives developers a separate standalone version that let’s you try out pre-release features without affecting your main Opera installation.

Although we stated earlier that Apple isn’t publicly testing a version of Safari we can expect to see a new version built on Webkit 2 in Apple OS X Lion which is expected to be released in the middle of 2011.

Stuart Shields

Is the founder of Webdesign Ne.ws. He specialises in HTML, CSS, PHP & MYSQL and jQuery

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