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Opera Confirms “Gradual” Shift To WebKit — Starting With Smartphones — As It Clocks Up 300M Users

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http://techcrunch.com – Browser maker Opera plans to move to using the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for “most” upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers this year. Its first WebKit product is likely to be a smartphone browser for Android — due to be previewed at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona later this month — with desktop and other products following. The initial shift is aimed at increasing its competitiveness on Android and iOS, it said: To provide a leading browser on Android and iOS, this year Opera will make a gradual transition to the WebKit (IT news)