MacNN | Opera hits 300M monthly users, dumps Presto for WebKit
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Opera hits 300M monthly users, dumps Presto for WebKit
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 5:44am

Opera is replacing the Presto rendering engine used in its web browser with WebKit. The migration to a different rendering engine comes at the same time the browser is celebrating 300 million monthly users in total over all formats, including smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, and personal computers.



The WebKit switch will be beneficial to the open source project, as well as that of Chromium. Hakon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera Software said it "makes more sense to have our experts working with the open source communities to further improve WebKit and Chromium, rather than developing our own rendering engine further." The motives of changing to WebKit extends past helping open source efforts. CEO Lars Boilesen hopes that the change will help the browser "claim a bigger piece of the pie in the smartphone market," on top of the 300 million-user milestone recently achieved. Opera will be making a gradual change to WebKit for its browsers on iOS and Android mobile devices and computers over the next year.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Most Recent Stories:

  • Yosemite adoption outpacing last year's Mavericks, now at 12.8 percent - 9:45 PM EST
  • Memo shows Rite-Aid's disabling of Apple Pay, NFC systems deliberate - 7:16 PM EST
  • Sprint adds 12-month option to 'iPhone for Life' leasing plan - 4:58 PM EST
  • Apple submits revised plans for Phase 2 of new Cupertino campus - 4:51 PM EST
  • Friday Deals: iOS Grand Theft Auto, 240GB SSD, 1TB external, more - 4:25 PM EST
  • AT&T locking Apple SIMs in new iPad models, buyers complain - 3:52 PM EST
  • Forums: Yosemite is a big win (or fail depending on who you ask) - 3:46 PM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • MetroPCS adds data plans for tablets, sells Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 - 3:21 PM EST
  • Ransomware found on online advertising networks used by major sites - 11:41 AM EST
  • Sprint increases Family Share Pack range with 1GB plan for $20 - 8:08 AM EST
  • Briefly: More Inbox invitations sent, LG G Watch R rollout details - 7:04 AM EST
  • LG reveals Nuclun octa-core processor, confirms G3 Screen smartphone - 6:32 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.