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. Eight months and a lot of hard work later, we’re finally ready.
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.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation Blog: http://www.raspberrypi.org/web-browser-released/