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 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
PresentIt
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2010-02-10

If WebKit stalls then Apple will be a competitive disadvantage compared to the superior forks, and there will be no financial incentive to continue supporting Apple's platform.

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by Kroc on Sat 19th Jan 2013 18:36 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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2005-11-10

That's assuming that Apple cares about web apps.
If anything, it appears to me that Apple are trying to obsolete the web with their app store.

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by PresentIt on Sat 19th Jan 2013 18:41 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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2010-02-10

Apple may not care about web apps, but the rest of the world does.

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by chekr on Sat 19th Jan 2013 23:53 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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2005-11-05

Apps will never replace the web. It may displace usage for certain things but if you think it will replace the web, you've been drinking too much of the Apple Kool-Aid.

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by Macrat on Sun 20th Jan 2013 02:56 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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2006-03-27

That's assuming that Apple cares about web apps.


How quickly people forget.

When the iPhone first came out, there was no app store and Apple was pushing developers to make web apps for the platform.

Developers and the media raised a stink until Apple developed an SDK and built the app store.

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