Opera goes WebKit!

February 13, 2013 - By

In a sudden and shocking change of events Opera is changing its rendering engine to Webkit (the same engine that Chrome, Safari, BB OS6+ , iOS, and Android use).

I don’t always test for Opera since it often has low usage in our clients’ audience, but in many parts of the world it’s still the most used mobile browser by a considerable margin (eg Asia). Globally it’s #3, keeping up surprisingly well with Android and iPhone’s native browsers.

You can learn more about the most popular browsers with this interactive graph at Statcounter: http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-ww-yearly-2012-2012-bar

You can learn more about Opera’s decision here: http://my.opera.com/ODIN/blog/300-million-users-and-move-to-webkit

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