Tag Archives: WebKit

Opera’s Web-Kit Based Browser Now Available In The Play Store, Ready To Take On Chrome

Opera’s finally ready to unveil their Webkit-powered browser for Android to the world as it exits its beta today. We first caught wind of the browser during a brief preview in February at Mobile World Congress. The beta launched in March and exits into the Play Store with a few new features and a promise of something better. Opera surprised many when it… Read more

Update: Google Creates Its Own Rendering Engine For Chromium

Chromium (and the Chrome browser that is built from it) is a complex web browser. Though it’s built on the standard WebKit rendering engine, it uses multi-process architecture. This is what allows one tab to crash horribly and the rest of the browser to keep working. However, integrating this and many other things into WebKit became complex and slowed… Read more

Rumor: Samsung Developing Their Own Android Web Browser

Samsung has always modified the stock Android browser to its liking. On the Galaxy S II, the browser was very heavily modified, being faster and smoother than the AOSP version. It had tiled rendering, independent brightness settings, and a lot of other great features. Samsung’s browser has, in my opinion, been the best Android browser out there…. Read more