February 13, 2013 2:49pm
As we told you last month, Opera will unveil a new browser, Ice, that adopts the popular WebKit rendering engine for most of its browsers.
The company will reveal its Android version at Mobile World Congress, and claims that it will contribute to both the WebKit project and Google’s Chromium, which will power its desktop app.
“To provide a leading browser on Android and iOS, this year Opera will make a gradual transition to the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for most of its upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers.”
While there will be both iOS and Android versions of the Ice browser, the latter will be showcased at MWC in beta form. The company is claiming 300 million users, and hopes to increase that number with further mobile adoption in 2013.