Google has decided kick out WebKit rendering engine, and go for new open source rendering engine called Blink.
From Google Blog:
Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium projects. This has slowed down the collective pace of innovation – so today, we are introducing Blink, a new open source rendering engine based on WebKit.
Opera has ditched their in-house browser engine for Apple’s WebKit to create ‘Ice’ browser for iOS and Android devices. The browser is set to launch in February with full touch and tablet-focused features.
“Opera mini is great, but it is not a fully-fledged offering like Chrome or Safari. There are too many sites it doesn’t work with,” Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera, was quoted as saying.