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Lightweight QtWebKit-based browser, Orange Helium by Orange Labs.

| December 20, 2011 | 8 Replies

 

There’s a new Qt browser from Orange Labs called Orange Helium. Orange Labs began working on this around 2010 ad the result is a light weight Qt WebKit based browser.

At the time Orange Labs was working on this, the only mobile port of Qt Quick was on the Nokia N900/Maemo 5 so that’s where development was targeted. Orange devs were trying as much as possible of QML working on experiments comparing QML vs C++ performance.

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In just a few short weeks, the browser had reached a decent enough maturity and developed a couple of candidate UIs. The browser was demoed on the MeeGo CE for N900.

The app is light and simple but still a useful browser.

All who are interested can follow (and participate in) this open source project at: http://github.com/OrangeLabsUK/Helium-Mobile-Browser

Source: Qt Blog

Cheers Jim for the tip!

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