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San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2012 – Maxthon (, a global software and web services company, announces a new release of Maxthon 3 that adds to its industry leading support for HTML5. This new version of Maxthon 3 includes the most comprehensive support for HTML5 web form standards of any desktop web browser. This change allows developers to use Maxthon 3 as the agent handling forms and form validation. Users can download the latest version of Maxthon 3 here.

“This new release of Maxthon 3 allows developers to fully exploit HTML5’s web form standards – both by how they design them and how they put the browser to work,“ says Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. “Maxthon 3 is, simply stated, the ideal browser for HTML5 now and for the future. “

With classic HTML web forms, many of the input types are semantically neutral, which means developers have to rely on server frameworks and additional JavaScript to handle these tasks. With HTML5 Forms – now fully supported in Maxthon 3 – the browser can handle these repetitious tasks – particularly for text – and give developers a better way to streamline these fields. This adds simplicity to development and speed and efficiency to the user experience.

With this release, Maxthon 3 adds to its already commanding lead in HTML5 support. The independent test website gives Maxthon an overall score of 437 – besting Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera by wide margins.

“Developing standards like HTML5 requires industry-wide commitments that look beyond the bottom line,” says Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product Development. “Maxthon has made a long term commitment to HTML5 because we know that well-developed open source standards drive innovation. We are living proof of this. With this latest release of Maxthon 3 we place another marker on a trail that will fundamentally change the way the web builds, buys and accesses apps.”

About Maxthon

With offices in the San Francisco, Beijing and Hong Kong, 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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