Many have wondered why Android does not feature the Chrome browser, or for that matter, why Google developed Chrome OS alongside and separate from Android. Thus far Android has simply featured “Browser,í¢€ which like Chrome is based on the open source WebKit. Unlike Chrome and its Chromium counterpart, however, Androidí¢€™s browser comes in only one flavor; closed source. That is about to change.
We plan to start by setting up a webkit.org build bot that will compile Chromiumí¢€™s DRT for Android using the Android NDK, SDK and toolchain. We anticipate a reasonably small set of…
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Android picking up Chromium practices-
Jim Farmer – talkandroid.com