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 PresentIt on Sat 19th Jan 2013 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

As for the news, close the doors and give the money back to the stockholders. What is the point if its nothing but a skin on webkit?

A skin is just a bunch of images. A completely new UI built from scratch is a huge undertaking. If they do make a new UI on top of WebKit it's going to take a massive amount of engineering resources.

And why isn't Opera growing some stones and suing Apple for what is obviously anti-competitive behavior? last I heard the EU didn't take too kindly for the "lock in the users, our way or the highway" attitude so you'd think they'd not cave just because its an iToy.

Why would Opera sue Apple? Antitrust cases are not decided through the courts. It's handled by the Competition Commissioner. And obviously there's no basis for reporting Apple

You are extremely ignorant if you think it's a matter of Opera admiring Apple too much to do anything. There's simply no basis for an antitrust case. Not yet at least.

If all the companies keep rolling over and kissing the ring of Apple

Who is doing that? Not Google. Not Opera. Not Mozilla. Who are you talking about?

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by lucas_maximus on Sat 19th Jan 2013 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

A skin is just a bunch of images. A completely new UI built from scratch is a huge undertaking. If they do make a new UI on top of WebKit it's going to take a massive amount of engineering resources.


Not necessarily, if the code isn't tightly coupled together they could just swap it out.

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by PresentIt on Sun 20th Jan 2013 01:04 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Recreating the whole Opera UI on top of Chromium requires a hell of a lot more than simply swapping something.

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