Earlier this year, Opera announced that their team would ditch their Presto engine and switch to WebKit-based Chromium engine for their desktop and mobile web browsers. Later Google announced that the company will ditch the pure Webkit and switch to open source Blink engine for Google Chrome. Opera decided to follow Google and adopted Blink too.
Today, Opera released its first Chromium based web browser for desktop. Opera 15 is a major reinvention for Opera. Going forward, the browser's source code will be based on Chromium and Blink, a fork of the WebKit rendering engine.
- Everything for this browser is new:
- New rendering engine based on WebKit
- New user interface
- New capabilities
- New features
- Improved site compatibility
- Silent auto updates