New Japanese Browser Seeks to Snag Market Share from Firefox, IE

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zeringue

Is it Safara or Safari?

New invovation is great for the breed.

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Digital-Storm

I definetely will not be looking into this new browser. What a waste of time. Why would they want to become popular with a browser, seriously, what do you gain from being the "best" browser on the internet. Not much.

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Paul_Lilly

To answer your question, developers gain advertising dollars by increasing their browser's market share. Google's search box doesn't come standard on Firefox simply for convenience; they pay for that placement.

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Digital-Storm

Ahh, ok. Atleast firefox is stylish, not cluttered, and fast!

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HeartBurnKid

Another day, another browser.

 

And this one looks like the unholy lovechild of IE6 and Firefox 2.

 

Seriously, other than the engine switching (easily accomplished with IETab in Firefox), what does this bring to the table?

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rwills2

Well, the story about the new Japanese browser told me nothing and sure didn't make me want to take the time to check it out. And I don't see anything in the picture that looks better than Firefox or IE.

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calikoala

If the intent of this article was only to tell readers that there is a Japanese browser available that is now competing against IE and Firefox than it did its job, but if it was to inform the readers about this Japanese browser and encourage us to try it then it was a pure Fail!

If I am going to look at an alternative to what I am currently using, Firefox, than there must be better information to show me what this browser has to offer or does differently than what I am already happy using.

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Paul_Lilly

News articles and accompanying links are always intended to inform. I find it pretty interesting that an established browser developer in Japan thinks it's going to grow from 100,000 to 17 million users in a couple of years, and because of that, I found enough interest to give it a download and take a peek.

To make a recommendation on the browser and whether or not anyone should download it, that would breach review territory and no longer be news. ;)

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