To provide a leading browser on Android and iOS, this year Opera
will make a gradual transition to the WebKit engine, as well as
Chromium, for most of its upcoming versions of browsers for
smartphones and computers.
“The WebKit engine is already very good, and we aim to take part
in making it even better. It supports the standards we care about,
and it has the performance we need,” says CTO of Opera Software,
Håkon Wium Lie. “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.
Opera will contribute to the WebKit and Chromium projects, and we
have already submitted our first set of patches: to improve