Google's What Browser Site Rebuilt in HTML5, Localized in 43 Languages - Google Instant Adds Suggestions from Web Pages

To help people learn about the importance of a browser choice, Google introduced whatbrowser.org, a simple site that answers the question, "What browser am I using, and why does it matter?" back three years ago on Oct 7, 2009. Since, then the web has changed immensely --people are now browsing with phones and tablets-- in […]

To help people learn about the importance of a browser choice, Google introduced whatbrowser.org, a simple site that answers the question, "What browser am I using, and why does it matter?" back three years ago on Oct 7, 2009.

Since, then the web has changed immensely --people are now browsing with phones and tablets-- in addition, with advances in HTML5 and the Open Web Platform. To reflect the changing browser landscape, Google has just launched a completely revamped whatbrowser.org -- which is now fully rebuilt in HTML5, and is localized in 43 languages.

The site now works on mobile web, too, and highlights why it's so important to use a modern browser and keep it up to date.

whatbrowser.org revamped with HTML5 and localized in 43 languages

In other Google news, Google Instant suggestions used to only include popular queries. Last year, Google started to show dynamic suggestions for the last words of your query. Now Google's suggestions seem to include excerpts from web pages.

In addition, standard navigation links used by Google or Bing are also included in a lot of pages and few Google users would search for boilerplate text and also use special characters.

"Google's algorithm predicts and displays search queries based on other users' search activities and the contents of web pages indexed by Google," informs Google's help center page for autocomplete.

Google Instant Now Shows Suggestions from Web Pages