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WebKit

An open source layout engine that is used to render Web pages in Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome and other Web browsers. It is also used in smartphones from Nokia, Apple, Google and others. WebKit was derived from the KHTML rendering engine used by the Konquerer browser in the Linux KDE desktop. In 2002, Apple modified KHTML and dubbed it WebKit. See browser rendering engine.
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WebKit is a layout engine software designed to allow web browsers to render web pages.
It supports upload, where webkit browsers enable access to the file system, such as the Playbook and the Android, and it supports url generation for files, managed file sharing by expiry, as well as cross cloud search.
The improved performance of the WebKit browser engine, combined with the hardware enhancements found in the BlackBerry 7 based smartphones, delivers browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry 5 based smartphones.
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In addition, it incorporates the open source WebKit HTML engine and now accelerates application performance with 'SquirrelFish,' the new WebKit JavaScript interpreter.
5 incorporates the open source WebKit HTML engine and now accelerates application performance with "SquirrelFish," the new WebKit JavaScript interpreter.
Google Chrome, developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine, was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008.
BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser which combines the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements in the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone to deliver a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience, said Saihgal.