The speed of innovation and change in mobile is astonishing. We can’t take things for granted, nor let legacy frameworks limit the scope of what needs to be done.
Google officially announced they are forking WebKit, the original rendering technology behind Apple’s safari browser, as it limits Chrome’s multiprocess (multitab) functionality.
Effectively, the ultimate objective, the job to be done, is to enable the user to multitask and roam between browser tabs avoiding crashes.
Enabling multitasking is becoming increasingly relevant in different user contexts, it is for Google at application layer (browsing), and, it’s key differentiator at operating system level for BlackBerry, powered by QNX kernel.