Posts tagged as: WebKit

Google Forks WebKit to Give Chrome Increased Performance

Google has announced that they are forking the open-source WebKit browser rendering engine that Chrome and Safari currently use and that Opera recently said it would start using. Google says that using WebKit is slowing down innovation, because “Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years […]

Opera Browser Beta for Android Available – Based on WebKit

Opera Software today made a beta version of its new WebKit-based browser available to Android devices in the Google Play Store. Opera announced earlier this year plans to switch from its own home-grown Presto rendering engine to the more widely-used WebKit rendering engine. /center>The beta now available in the Play Store is the first version […]

Opera’s Move to WebKit Gave Way to the Loss of 90 Jobs

Opera’s move from the Presto rendering engine to WebKit has forced the company to restructure its development teams. The Core Technology division, consisting of around 100 developers, has dropped by more than 90 positions in the last quarter, with overall employee numbers reduced from 931 to 840 in the most recent quarterly report. According to […]

Opera Moving to Webkit – Showing New ‘Ice’ Browser for iOS, Android at MWC

After 19 years, Opera has given-in and will move to the WebKit core used by most other browsers for their latest mobile offering, known as “Ice.” The new browser, which should debut for iOS and Android at the upcoming Mobile World Congress next month, features an overhauled design that emphasizes simplicity and gestures over buttons. […]

iTunes 10.2.2 Addresses Sycn Issues

Apple has released iTunes 10.2.2, a minor update of its Mac and Windows music software. The patch mainly copes with syncing issues, such as one causing the program to become unresponsive when syncing an iPad. Apple has similarly dealt with a problem causing photo sync to take too long with all iOS devices. The v10.2.2 […]

Apple Issues Security Updates for Safari – Taking it to Version 5.04

Apple has issued security updates for its Safari 5 web browser. The update affecting Safari 5 for Mac and Windows fixes more than 60 flaws and upgrades the web browser to version 5.0.4. Unlike most other computing firms, including Microsoft and Adobe, Apple does not assign severity levels to the vulnerabilities discovered in its products. […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Will Come Preloaded with Kobo

Kobo has announced a version of its eReader app will be preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook from the start. RIM said picked the fellow Canadian  firm  since Kobo has an international e-bookstore and was adept at customizing for specific countries. The bookseller in turn said that a WebKit browser made it an ideal fit since […]

Nokia Announces the C6 and C7 with Symbian^3

Nokia World kicked off on Tuesday with the launch of Symbian^3-based smartphones that are key to the company’s turnaround. C7 The C7 becomes a more affordable alternative to the soon-to-ship N8 and has a smaller 3.5-inch AMOLED display with the use of newly developed ClearBlack Display technology. It’s claimed to provide better visibility in bright […]

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