Nokia is using open source software as the basis of a new web browser for Series 60.
Based on KHTML and KJS from KDE’s “Konqueror” open source project, this software has given Safari cutting-edge features and performance, and Nokia hopes it will do the same for the upcoming version of its browser.
“Open source software is an ideal basis for development since it enables Nokia to leverage and contribute to speedy software innovation and development,” said Pertti Korhonen, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia.
The browser will support all features of the current Series 60 browser as well as increased performance and new features.
The new browser will be available to all Series 60 licensees as a standard application during the first half of 2006.
More information is available on the Nokia web site.