The shift of Mobile and Browsers

Interesting day, 4:th of April 2013. 

Google breaks with Webkit and starts a competitor rendering engine Blink and the main reason is that they don’t want to be controlled by Apple what goes into the engine or not. Opera also annouced they will start using this engine. I think this started when Apple did throw out Google from IOS 6, now they throw out Apple from a free ride to browser rendering.

Checkout the developer Q&A

Another big news today was the that Firefox and Samsung is developing their own nextgen rendering engine Servo. Samsung announced earlier that they are going to switch focus from Android to their own smartphone OS Bada, I think that will be difficult for Samsung, look at HP and Web OS.

Facebook also announced an Android facebook takeover application that will take over your phone with Home. It will replace homescreen, dialer and messaging app in your android phone with Facebook Home.

  1. it seems you need to have an OS in order to control your browser. IE for Windows, Blink for Chromium, Safari for iOS. That’s why Mozilla will come with an OS?

    Web browser war 4.0 😆

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