Opera Unveils New 'Ice' WebKit-Based Browser for iOS and Android
Opera has unveiled a new WebKit-based browser called 'Ice' for iOS and Android devices, reports Pocket-lint. The browser is set to launch in February and aims to hide technology as much as possible using gestures instead of buttons.
"This is a full touch and tablet-focused browser," says the product manager in the video. "Most are taking a PC browser and squishing [it] into a tablet, or they are taking a mobile browser and blowing it up to fill the space."
In the meeting, the creator of the browser showed off a beta version of the software. Tabs will be replaced with icons on a homepage, while new pages are accessed via search or typing in a URL. If users want to bookmark a page they can tap a part of the screen and then place an icon for that page on the opening screen. Nefarious sites will come up with a warning sign, blocking you from accessing them.
"We need to go into a new phase, we need to lift our games on certain areas to ensure we continue to grow," said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera.
Take a look at the video below for a glimpse at the new browser...