“On April 3rd, just a hair shy of four and a half years after Google unveiled its Web browser, Chromenow the most popular desktop browser in the world by some countsGoogle announced that future versions of it will switch from the popular rendering engine WebKit to a new custom engine, called Blink. (WebKit notably powers Apples Safari, along with most popular mobile browsers.) For now, Blink remains an almost-identical copy of WebKit (which is allowed because WebKits code is open source), but in the near future it will be refined by Googles team into a new, lightweight engine that is fast, efficient, stable, and feature-rich. For Google, this will better facilitate the browsers integration in alternative emerging contexts, like Android smartphones and its new Glass wearable computing device. Blink is expected to start powering Chrome by this June.”
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