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 UltraZelda64 on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 01:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

And then do what?

You can't change the default browser on iOS. Forking WebKit won't change what Apple choose to do. It won't change what Google do. Forking WebKit achieves almost nothing as far as user-freedom is concerned in real terms.

If Apple wants to stubbornly force all users of their operating system to use *their* web browsing engine, then your problem is Apple, their OS, and the phone you bought from them that enforces these rules. Use that phone to give Apple a call and tell them to fuck off, and then just go buy something else--preferably something that doesn't eliminate all competition before it even has the chance to exist. Problem solved.

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