Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jan 2013 14:22 UTC
Opera Software This is actually pretty big news - both exciting and tragic at the same time. Opera has revealed Opera Ice, its next mobile browser, to PocketLint. This new browser represent a big shift in both user interface as well as rendering engine, since it has a new, unique interface, as well as a new rendering engine... New to Opera, that is, as it's a WebKit-browser.
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by wojtek on Sat 19th Jan 2013 15:11 UTC
wojtek
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2010-01-24

FYI - the same website mentioned that the Opera would be definitely bought by Facebook... not to mention that there is no official statement from Opera so far...

EDIT:
also:
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/45795/facebook-browser-opera-softwa...
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/48288/htc-opera-ul-facebook-phone

lulz...

Edited 2013-01-19 15:13 UTC

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RE: "website"
by KLU9 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 16:15 in reply to ""website""
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

Good point.

I also note that among the many quotes in the article, not a single one is about Webkit. Nor is the video.

I've used Opera for over a decade; it rescued me from the constant BSOD hell I was experiencing on Windows 98 (!) when using IE.

The idea that this innovator will become just another shell on top of someone else's rendering engine saddens me... if it turns out to be true.

Edited 2013-01-19 16:16 UTC

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RE[2]: "website"
by PresentIt on Sat 19th Jan 2013 18:17 in reply to "RE: "website""
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

But what if they are moving all the resources currently being wasted on constantly chasing compatibility problems to making innovative features instead?

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RE[2]: "website"
by the_randymon on Sat 19th Jan 2013 20:31 in reply to "RE: "website""
the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

I too was thinking, 'too bad.' But one of the biggest criticisms of Opera is that it doesn't always render EVERY page correctly. If they're using Webkit, it should effectively render every page on earth that Webkit does. Maybe that's an improvement in the opinion of Opera's developers.

Secondly, maybe the rendering engine part of a browser is commodified now. Opera's still my main browser and they're still innovating, so let's see what they can do.

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