It’s been a dramatic year for browser maker Opera.
Guest Post Q: Why is Chrome spawning a new browser engine?
A: The WebKit maintainers wouldn’t let us attack Apple directly, by changing WebKit in ways that would make it perform badly on OS X and iOS.
The mobile browser engine world is splitting, and Opera is choosing its side.
Google is taking its ball and going home, forking the open-source WebKit browser rendering engine that Chrome and Safari currently use and that Opera recently said it would start using.
Watch out, Webkit — Samsung and Mozilla are gunning for you.
“Yeah, but the Contacts page still looks like it was developed by Fred Flintstone.”
For these developers, the fat lady has sung.
If mobile browser developer SkyFire has its way, its new SkyFire 2.0 browser will finally give iPhone users access to the wealth of Flash video on the web.
Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion made several announcements that showed the company isn’t ready to give up its smartphone dominance in the US just yet.