Opera has announced that it will start using WebKit to render pages—just Chrome and Safari. About time!
Earlier today rumors started floating around that Google is somehow now blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps through Internet Explorer.
Well, it turns out that that was totally false and untrue. As it turns out, the mobile browser version of Google Maps was built for Webkit-based browsers, and the…
Leaked photos of the Bold 9800 aren't anything new, but photos showing OS 6.0's WebKit browser? Yes, please.
Ever used Safari? Chrome? An iPhone? Android? Then you've used WebKit, the rendering engine that powers most of the best browsers in the world. Up next: WebKit2 with a new "split process model." it's going to be awesome. Subtly!
Here are the US mobile web traffic figures for iPhone OS and Android, getting ready to collide: Android, on its way up; iPhone, on its way down. So when will Android overtake the iPhone? Try next month.
In today's Remainders: tomorrow's news! Cisco's ushering in the next generation of internet with the CRS-3; Kempler & Strauss's futuristic PhoneWatch gets reviewed; geolocated Tweets; a WebKit-borrowing Firefox; an HTML 5 drawing app; Samsung's point and shoot prices, and more!
The beardier parts of the web-o-sphere have been abuzz about HTML5, the next version of the language that powers our internet. Will it revolutionize web apps? Will it kill Flash video? Will it fix our gimpy iPads? Yes... and no.
It's loooong past time for RIM to shitcan BlackBerrys' stock browser. Today, a new patent for server-optimized browsing, combined with their obvious interest in WebKit, means they might be about to do just that.
As far as phones go, the Droid is an olympian. A supermodel. A movie star. But without multitouch, it's a movie star with rickets, and awkward inflection. That is: mildly disappointing! That's where the Dolphin browser comes in.
It wasn't a huge leap to take RIM's purchase of Torch Mobile, a software company known exclusively for making a WebKit mobile browser, as a sign that the company was considering taking the dive. Today, though, we can be sure.
It's behind some of the best desktop browsers, and all of the great mobile ones. But just because a company says they're using WebKit, the open source website rendering engine, doesn't guarantee an awesome browser.
Tech standards are important. They're, well, standards. They shape the way the world works, ideally. So if you wanna influence your little world, you probably wanna shape (or maybe even create) standards. Take Apple, for example.