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."

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by JC (not verified)

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

by liquidat (not verified)

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

Check , the first given picture speaks for itself.


by Jeve Stobs (not verified)

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

by Boris (not verified)

this: "The browser uses the KHTML and KJS rendering engines" "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 Nick (not verified)

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 rqosa (not verified)

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

by Pauli (not verified)

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."

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by anonymous (not verified)

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 MamiyaOtaru (not verified)

dramatic much?

by Anonymous (not verified)

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

by Ber (not verified)

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.