It’s important that the Blink engine be made more memory-efficient so it can run on the lower-specced devices that most of the world uses. Using our experience of our Presto rendering engine, Opera has been improving Blink’s performance.
Twelve months ago today, I stayed up past my bedtime to blog about the new rendering engine, Blink, being forked from WebKit. As it’s Blink’s first birthday, let’s take a brief look at where we’ve got to.
Hurrah! Hot on the heels of the release of Opera 14 for Android (based on Chromium 26), here’s a first peek at our all new Opera for Computers. It’s called Opera Next 15 and it’s based on Chromium 28 — which means that it comes with Blink on board — but as it’s an evergreen browser with a fast release cycle, we don’t recommend reading too much into the digits — it’s what’s in it that counts!