Google is attempting Blink despite the fact that it is prohibited on iOS.
The Chrome browser on iOS must utilize the WebKit engine rather than the customary Blink due to Apple’s App Store regulations, but that hasn’t stopped Google from playing “what if?” Google recently began work on an experiment that will port Blink to iOS, as The Register has noted. The Chromium team working on the project emphasizes that it is not a “shippable product” and that it is just confined to the “content shell” app, a stripped-down version of Chrome. The company claims that it is just intended to assess input and graphic performance.
A Google representative said in a statement that the Blink port is simply a “prototype” and is a part of a wider open source endeavor. The corporation will “continue to abide” by Apple’s policies and it won’t be accessible to the general public.
Though the initial motivation for Google to test Blink on iOS is unclear. Google won’t be permitted to release any Blink-based software if Apple’s rules remain in place. Get a taste of the experience only if you are skilled enough to compile and run content shell.
Though it’s possible that the timing is not random. The US government wants Google and Apple to open up their platforms so that consumers can download programs that aren’t constrained by restrictions set by first-party app stores. In order to appease European regulators, rumors have also surfaced that Apple may let third-party app shops for iOS. Google’s head start on transferring Blink might enable it quickly swap Chrome’s web engine if Apple ever softens its stance.