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A-Browser QML (test)
by droggen on 1/27/2012 | ; Tags: - none - | 13 comments

A-Browser QML (test)

This is a tryout to evaluate if an alternate browser for WebOS is feasible and of interest.
The app is a Qt 4.8 using QML and webkit for rendering.

It's about 2x faster on the sunspider JavaScript benchmark as the stock browser.
Thanks to QML it is more touch friendly than the "A-Browser Qt" tryout.

The app is an almost straight port of the Qt QML browser demo.
The WebOS extension for Qt to work on WebOS are derived from https://gitorious.org/~darronb.

Developing a full-fledged browser is a hard task. I do not plan to develop this much further but would be happy to help if somebody is interested.

 

NOTES:

- !No virtual keyboard on Touchpad!

- No flash or H.264

DEVICES:
- Pre x.
- Touchpad: not tested - may work, or not.


HISTORY

27.01.2012 v 0.1.0
- First release