If you believed that everything was said as far as rendering engines refers to nothing. With Night and treachery, Google announced Blink, fork of WebKit is based on both Chromium as Chrome … Did someone say Opera ? Also.
Apparently, this initiative of Google is due to technical issues reduce the complexity of WebKit , which has gradually grown into a monster hit continuously by the tug of war between Apple and Google. Thus, development of Blink aims “ accelerate innovation of open Web “.
But, as indicated in MuyComputer, Google this movement beyond the above. This is undoubtedly completely control a project so far was in the hands of one of its main competitors, Apple, with which, as we all know, do not get anything right.
Obviously, Blink will be an Open Source engine open to engage third , and indeed from Opera Software have already joined the initiative. However, the same could be said of Android, an open source operating system based on Linux that the Mountain View developed behind closed doors, but later released the result of each new version (which, for example, takes advantage Amazon for its own platform).
In short, there is much for that “browser wars” over. No longer will you be all in Trident, WebKit and Gecko. Moreover, yesterday Mozilla knew, in collaboration with Samsung , prepares a new rendering engine from scratch, initially aimed at Android devices equipped with ARM chips. Place your bets.