Opera Browser Switching to Webkit for its Next Releases

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  • 14 Feb 2013
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  • Opera is one of the few web browsers to stand out of the crowd in terms of popularity and usability. Though it hasn’t quite reached the level of it’s most appreciated competitors, the developers behind it seem to want to take the right step in the direction of increasing usage.

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    Opera is available for both PC’s and the mobile OS’s where it feels more in its territory. At the step of reaching more than 300 million users, the company responsible for Opera made a very important announcement regarding the future of the platform. For the time being, the most popular web browsers for both the PC platform and the mobile OS’s are Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox. Both have the aspect of being based on WebKit in common, though their approaches are somewhat different. Opera is one of the very few left outside of the KebKit Chromium environment, though not for long.

    It has been stated for a while that Opera is going to launch a new version of its popular browser – codename Ice. With it the company plans on making the transition towards WebKit and move into the more wide spread area of the market. The change to WebKit will ensure greater speeds and reliability while with the integration of Opera’s assets it is expected that the browser will gain in popularity as it should have a while ago. Opera Mini is one of the browsers for the mobile platform that is very appreciated due to its speed and compression algorithm that saves data when browsing. It also supports some more popular features, such as SpeedDial and a more powerful relative – Opera Mobile.

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