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Looking to change things up on your Android device? You can try the brand-spanking-new version of Opera Software's Opera Mini mobile browser, available free of charge from Google Play. Even if you've used Opera Mini on your handset or tablet before, the new version with its "dramatically redesigned interface" will offer a different experience. Opera was shooting for a native Android look and feel with its revamped mobile browser. You'll find goodies like a simplified menu, an overhauled Speed Dial, private browsing mode so you shop birthday gifts on the down low (because that's what we use private... Read more...
Opera Software, the Norwegian software developer behind the Opera browser, scored an interesting deal with Microsoft to have its Opera Mini browser for mobile devices serve as the default web surfing vehicle on Microsoft's existing feature phones and Asha handsets, the company announced today. The licensing agreement applies to mobile phones based on the Series 30+, Series 40, and Asha software platforms. In short, Opera is taking over the browser building division in Nokia. "We continue to sell and support classic first and feature phones as well as the Asha range, which have performed well with... Read more...
While lots of attention are being flung in the direction of Firefox and Chrome these days (and the newest installment of Internet Explorer, to some extent), Opera is also making headway in the crowded browser market. Opera Mini 6 has just launched today for iOS; specifically, iPhone and iPad. It's available to download right now for free in the App Store, and it provides much-needed competition in a market dominated by Apple's stock Mobile Safari browser. The company claims that this new browser features up to 90% compression of data traffic for "speed and cost savings," so even if you're on a... Read more...
Well, what better way to celebrate your one hundred millionth user than to unveil plans of expansion onto new platforms, all but guaranteeing another flood on your way to 200 million? That's the question being posed to Opera today, which just reached the 100 million mark on the mobile side of things. According to the numbers issued today in Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report, 90.4 million people now use Opera Mini every month and approximately 15 million people use Opera Mobile each month. In all, 105 million people use Opera on their phones. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. A recent... Read more...
Opera has confirmed plans to release a beta version of Opera Mobile for Android phones within a month. At this point, the software company hasn't given us a ton of details about what the new browser will offer, but it has confirmed that the beta version of Opera Mobile for Android will support pinch to zoom. In addition to the Android announcement, Opera also announced plans to update Opera Mini for iPhone sometime this year. The update will deliver pinch to zoom support as well as hardware acceleration. The current versions of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini have two levels of zoom. One for the full... Read more...
Well that was fast. According to Opera Software, the company's Opera Mini browser for the iPhone was downloaded more than one million times on its first day of availability in Apple's App Store. Three days later, the Safari alternative ranked as the number one iPhone app in the 22 featured Apple App Stores on their site. "Today iPhone users have a choice, and, as the numbers show, they are eager to explore new and faster ways to surf the Web on the iPhone - especially during heavy Web traffic," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "With any widely available and frequently downloaded Opera product,... Read more...
Whoa, can it be true? Apparently it is. Of course, we're talking about Opera Mini becoming publicly available on the App Store, marking a huge, huge change in the way Apple handles certain software titles.In the past, Apple has been very quick to strike down any app submission that does "similar things" to apps that come pre-loaded on the iPhone, with a few exceptions. The Weather Channel and WeatherBug both have weather apps approved even though a Weather app arrives on the iPhone and iPod touch, but other than that, most everything else has seen a rejection. Developers have seen e-mail apps rejected... Read more...
If you own an iPhone or pay the slightest bit of attention to Apple, you know there's an app for that. There's an app for this. There's an app for pretty much anything you could ever want to do, unless you're browsing the web. If you're doing that on a non-jailbroken phone, you're doing it on Mobile Safari, Apple's official (and only) iPhone browser. The thing is, Mobile Safari isn't all that great. To be fair, it's apparently leaps and bounds ahead of Mobile Internet Explorer, but Safari's performance, particularly in Javascript, is mediocre at best. Opera wants to change that—the company's... Read more...
At first glance, we suspected this was some sort of joke. But no, this is real. Very real. Opera, which is a smaller, up-and-coming browser company, has just announced their full intention to introduce Opera Mini for...the iPhone. Yeah, the iPhone. The phone that Apple has total and absolute control over, and it plans on submitting it to the App Store which Apple also controls with an iron fist.To date, Apple has been pretty clear about app rejections. If you submit something that simulates something that Apple already enables the iPhone to do itself, then it will be rejected. As in, if you submit... Read more...