Apple has announced the public beta of Safari 4, saying it is releasing the world�s fastest and most innovative web browser for Mac and Windows PCs.
�Apple created Safari to bring innovation, speed and open standards back into web browsers, and today it takes another big step forward,� said Philip Schiller, Apple�s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. �Safari 4 is the fastest and most efficient browser for Mac and Windows, with great integration of HTML 5 and CSS 3 web standards that enables the next generation of interactive web applications.�
Safari for Mac, Windows, iPhone and iPod touch are all built on Apple�s WebKit, an open source project. Most recently, WebKit led the introduction of HTML 5 and CSS 3 web standards and is known for its fast, modern code-base. The industry�s newest browsers are based on WebKit including Google Chrome, the Google Android browser, the Nokia Series 60 browser and Palm webOS.