SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Only two weeks after the release of an Android browser based on the features of its popular Maxthon browser for PCs, Maxthon International today announced its second release of Maxthon Mobile.
The update provides Maxthon Mobile with two major functions -- the synchronization of cross-platform information, and new finger gestures to let users control their mobile browsing without having to search for tiny buttons.
The synchronization feature allows users to manipulate data, such as contacts and favorites, from any Maxthon platform on PC or an Android phone. A user, for example, can use Maxthon on his PC to sort a collection of contacts by phone area code. When he opens the same contacts using Maxthon Mobile on his phone, the contacts will be in the same order as on the computer.
The feature is beyond the scope of traditional data synchronization, said Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon.
"It's just one of the many steps we'll be taking to make cloud computing across multiple devices a real and vital part of mobile computing," Chen said.
Maxthon Mobile also uses gestures on a touchscreen to control the browser. For example, to close a page tab, the user draws a "c" (Close). To create a new tag, he draws an "n" (New).
The new mobile browser is the result of a vibrant, ongoing dialogue between Maxthon developers and users, which is how Maxthon discovered that users wanted a touch screen "undo" gesture to reopen a tab they had closed inadvertently. The new gesture is a reverse "c," the opposite of the gesture to close a tab.
Maxthon Mobile and the PC versions Maxthon 2 and Maxthon 3 are free and may be downloaded from software download sites for phone and computer, and from www.maxthon.com.
A previous press release announcing the initial release of Maxthon Mobile may be downloaded from PRNewswire at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/maxthon-brings-power-browsing-to-android-111881339.html.
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Maxthon Mobile's help system shows the user how to draw a reversed C to reopen a closed tab.
A close-up of Maxthon Mobile's gesture for undoing a closed Web page, just one in a system of gesture commands Maxthon offers to replace hard-to-find buttons.
Screenshots of Maxthon2 and Maxthon3 on PC screens and Maxthon Mobile on an Android phone show how the browsers retain similar controls and operations across a range of environments.