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SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Results from an independent test of HTML 5 support Maxthon’s flagship desktop browser – Maxthon 3 – outperforms all major web browsers, including Google Chrome and Microsoft IE. Users can download the latest version of Maxthon 3 at

“The web browser, along with HTML 5, is the operating system of the future. This platform will bring added convenience to the web, eliminating many of the unfriendly bits and pieces now required to create a rich web experience, right out of the box,” says Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. “Maxthon has made a significant investment developing HTML 5 and will continue to do so. Results from show what we already know: Maxthon 3 is the best browser for HTML 5.”

Specifically Maxthon 3 bested the competition in:

HTML Parsing – MX3′s custom WebKit enhancements generated bonus points in a critical area of browsing speed: parsing HTML for rendering.

Canvassing – A perfect score for the ‘canvas’ element, 2D context and text.

Audio – MX3 scored perfect marks for audio support of all codes, even garnering 5 additional bonus points for codec support above and beyond the current HTML 5 standard.

Web Applications – MX3 scored just below perfect marks with top of the line application caching and custom scheme and search handlers.

Web GL – MX3 scored perfect marks in one of HTML 5′s most critical standards – Web GL. Through it, web browsers will experience rich 3D graphic experiences in games, content and web applications.

MX3 also scored high in file management, server-sent communication and geolocation.

“Maxthon has been at the forefront of web browsers for 8+ years and we continue to stick to our knitting with Maxthon 3. Right now, Maxthon 3 is the only web browser that truly harnesses the existing potential of HTML 5,” says Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product Development. “As the standard continues to develop we will be right there with it, always offering smart web users the best in browsing for the best experience. Try Maxthon 3 today and you’ll see what we mean.”

About Maxthon

Headquartered in Beijing, Maxthon Ltd. is an innovative software company and developer of superior web browsers which continue to set new standards for simplicity, speed and security. Each month more than 130,000,000 people use Maxthon’s web browser in 120 countries across the world. Maxthon also brings its best-of-breed browsing to the Android platform for mobile devices and tablet computers. For more information about Maxthon please visit

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