Nokia Open Source Web browser for S60 Smartphones

Nokia unveiled the new Web browser for its world leading smartphone software, S60 platform aimed to provide smartphone users with a true Web experience when browsing full Web pages on the Internet using a smartphone.

Some excerpts from the nokia press release says

“The new Web browser for S60 is based on the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple’s Safari Web Kit, the industry’s smallest and fastest open source full Web rendering engine for mobile devices that Apple uses in its popular Safari Internet browser. Based on KHTML and KJS from KDE’s Konqueror open source project, this software has enabled Nokia to achieve major improvements in Web site usability on smartphones, through the re-use of a proven desktop rendering engine that has been developed and optimized by a large open source community over many years.”

The S60 platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the leading smartphone software in the world and it is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers in the market. The new mobile browser has some good features like Easy navigation through page miniatures, Pop-up blocking, simplified menus, Easy access to RSS feeds, Dynamic HTML supporting dynamic menus, rollovers, and AJAX applications, support of industry standards including W3C’s HTML, XHTML 1.0, DOM, CSS and SVG-Tiny; other Web standards such as SSL and ECMAScript; and Netscape style plug-ins including Flash Lite and audio.

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