NOV
2
2005

Nokia Bases Mobile Web Browser on KDE Technology

Nokia has unveiled their new web browser for its mobile phones, based upon
the KDE Project's open source technology. The browser uses the KHTML and
KJS rendering engines
, also used by Apple in their Safari browser, to provide a fast and powerful web browser. The move follows a presentation given by Nokia engineers to the annual KDE conference, aKademy.

George Staikos, the representative for the KDE Project in North America, said "The KDE Project is excited that Nokia will bring KDE's award-winning open source technology to mobile devices through the S60 platform. It is a testament to the value of the Free Software community's work, and will stimulate further innovation in KHTML and mobile applications. We look forward to helping this development through further collaboration with Nokia."

Comments

I hope they will improve the CSS rendering part and give it back to KDE :)


By JC at Wed, 2005/11/02 - 6:00am

But you now the newest KDE Version will support some of these css improvements?

Check http://liquidat.blogspot.com/2005/08/kde-35-alpha-1.html , the first given picture speaks for itself.

liquidat


By Roland Wolters at Wed, 2005/11/02 - 6:00am

I think he doesn't now, he laters instead.


By Jeve Stobs at Thu, 2005/11/03 - 6:00am

this: "The browser uses the KHTML and KJS rendering engines"
press.nokia.com: "the new Web browser for S60 is based on the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple's Safari Web Kit"

This is confusing. I know that WebCore is derivative of KHTML, I just want to know what exactly they use (possibly as base for their own fork).


By Boris at Wed, 2005/11/02 - 6:00am

as they're probably not using qt (but gtk --yak!) - i assume they chose webcore cause the qt deps are already stripped from it


By Nick at Wed, 2005/11/02 - 6:00am

This is a phone using the Symbian operating system, so it probably doesn't use either GTK or Qt.


By rqosa at Wed, 2005/11/02 - 6:00am

From Nokias page:
"The WebCore and JavaScriptCore elements are from Apple Computer, which uses them in its popular Safari browser, and are covered by the LGPL open source license. These components in turn are based on KHTML and KJS from KDE's Konqueror open source project."

For more information, see:
http://opensource.nokia.com/projects/S60browser/index.html

--
Pauli


By Pauli at Mon, 2005/11/21 - 6:00am

My less then a year old/young Nokia 6630 will not be supported.

1st, Nokia wanted/wants(?) Patents. Thenm they use OpenSource. And 3rd, Nokia doesn't take care and support their customers.

This is today the day Nokia died...


By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/11/02 - 6:00am

dramatic much?


By jason at Thu, 2005/11/03 - 6:00am

Is that whithin few years khtml can take on MSIE on market share.


By Anonymous at Thu, 2005/11/03 - 6:00am

This will only happen if there comes an windows version of Konq.
And then it will first take away firefox share, and noly then nibble on the base of IE. Years, if not more, I fear.


By Ber at Fri, 2005/11/04 - 6:00am