Browser choice: A thing of the past?
May 23, 2012 7:48 AM PDT
Like to pick your browser? Beware, because new mobile devices threaten to stifle the competitive vigor of the market for Web browsers on PCs.
Although many new devices technically can accommodate other browsers besides those that come with the operating system, those third-party browsers won't always get the full privileges and thus power of the built-in browser.
The browser market is more competitive now, meaning that it's dangerous for Web developers to program just for a specific browser. Amazon's Silk is one new high-profile browser.