Today marks a big milestone for Opera. The company is now ditching the “Beta” tag on their Webkit-powered Android app, adding several new features to the mix.
Google has announced that it’s departing from its relationship with Apple’s WebKit engine and is starting up a new open source Webkit-based project called Blink.
It seems as though Samsung is now in the practice of building their own browser engine, and they’ve teamed with Mozilla to do so. Mozilla is planning to implement its new Servo browser engine, which is reported to take advantage of the ARM architecture.
Opera has announced that it will be migrating to the open source WebKit HTML/CSS rendering engine for most of its new releases on Android smartphones, iOS, and on desktop computers.
Opera’s new software is a WebKit-based browser designed with touchscreen devices in mind. The browser is supposed to be Opera’s answer to Chrome and Safari, the two major browsers that use the WebKit engine.