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Opera Drops Presto in Favor of WebKit

Android and iOS only

5:00 am on Jan 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Opera Ice: New browser for Android and iPhone coming February uses WebKit [pocket-lint.com]

The reason for the move is that, while the CEO believes Opera mini is good, it has its drawbacks compared to other browsers on the market.

"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."

He later stressed in the meeting, however, that the company would not be ditching Opera mini: "Mini is super important It needs to be a platform where we create users and then migrate those users to over to our smartphone produ