A little over a month ago I decided to start an Open Device Lab. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about ever since it was first mentioned during PhoneGap Day in September of 2012. Over the years I already collected enough devices, so the decision wasn’t a difficult one. But having the devices is just one step.
Last week Google released Android 4.4 — codename KitKat.For web developers there is a big change — one we’ve all been waiting for. The build-in WebView has been updated to use Chrome. So, this seems like a good moment to take a closer look at the Android browser and the WebView.
Yesterday Google announced they were going to create a new rendering engine based on WebKit. The new engine will be named Blink and it is going to be an integral part of Chromium, their open source browser on which Chrome is based.
Why did they leave WebKit and how is this going to affect Safari and other browsers based on WebKit?
After implementing a new reporting backend for html5test.com, I noticed something strange. It seemed like there were an unusually high number of visits from browsers that claimed to be Safari but did have scores that were different from my own devices. It looked like there were quite a lot of visits from browsers that were lying about their identity.