Popular browser developer Opera, announced that they would be shifting from their current HTML based engine to the Webkit engine for Mobile phones.
This maybe a step forward for Android users, since webkit is considered more powerful than Opera’s own engine. Even the default browser on Android devices is based on webkit.
Opera plans to add more to it by adding some of their own patches to give users a comfortable experience and a fast browser.
The CTO of Opera Software, Håkon Wium Lie was quoted saying it made more sense to contribute and improve WebKit & Chromium, rather than developing their own engine. And that they have already submitted patches to improve the two engines.
Now that is the power of Open Source, and that’s why we love Android.
Opera plans to unveil their new browser for Android at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month.