Google forks WebKit, promises faster, leaner Chrome engine

Posted by tracyanne on Apr 4, 2013 12:58 PM EDT
The Register; By Neil McAllister
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Google has announced that its Chrome browser is dropping the popular WebKit browser engine in favor of Blink, a new fork of the code that the Chocolate Factory says will make Chrome faster, more powerful, and more secure. The internet ad giant announced the move on Wednesday via the official blog of the Chromium project, the open source effort upon which Chrome is based.

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