Update: Marco Barisione, who led the browser work at Collabora has written a blog post about it.
Back in December 2013, we discussed our plans to develop an improved web browser for Raspberry Pi. The browser is based on Epiphany (aka GNOME Web), as a replacement for the rather venerable version of Midori in Raspbian Wheezy.
Epiphany brings a host of neat features to Raspberry Pi, including:
- Much-improved HTML5 support
- Hardware-accelerated video decoding
- ARMv6-optimized blitting functions
- Better interactivity during page loading
- Faster scrolling
Future releases of Raspbian and NOOBS will include Epiphany as the default browser, but the necessary packages are already in our repository. To install, type:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser