Baidu Browser for desktop

Browsers, Internet issues

  • Helena
  • 16 Jun 2012
  • 8 comment

China’s biggest web services provider, Baidu, has recently launched a new version of its browser, Baidu Browser 2.0, currently a free beta version.

The browser has been said to be a copy of Google’s Chrome visually, with a unified search and address bar and built-in apps, but unlike this browser, it lacks most of the multimedia features so needed today. For instance, it doesn’t fully support HTML5, MPEG-4 or most audio elements (like Ogg Vorbis or PCM audio). It scores a total of 137 points on html5test.com, whereas other browsers, such as Firefox or Chrome score 345 and 402 respectively.

Maybe the most attractive feature of Baidu Browser 2.0 is its initial screen, which you can personalize with icons of your recent searches and preferred apps (Baidu has its own offer of more than 30,000 apps), just like a mobile screen.
Baidu browser 2.0

Chrome also features downloadable apps, but what makes Baidu different is that its apps get downloaded to the cloud instead to your computer.

Baidu Browser 2.0 is currently available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

8 Comments

  1. China123 17/06/2012 at 23:07:21 Responder

    Very appealing visually, let’s hope they improve it soon.

  2. Baidu mobile browser, el 19/06/2012 a las 17:42:03

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  3. Best Search Engines, el 01/08/2012 a las 22:16:35

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  4. Lucia C. 16/08/2013 at 03:58:37 Responder

    I wish I knew chinese, so I could use this search engine :)

  5. Clare 20/08/2013 at 14:10:07 Responder

    Thank you is that all Right to go on Desktop to go on Right away Thank s

  6. Devika T. 20/09/2013 at 05:06:42 Responder

    Wow, it really looks like Google! :-o

  7. Seung L. 30/09/2013 at 06:26:44 Responder

    Yeah, too much resemblance …

  8. Courtney P. 30/10/2013 at 06:22:53 Responder

    That’s some great idea – downloading apps on the cloud instead of the computer.

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