WebKit-based Opera Browser for Android Available
Opera Software today made a beta version of its new WebKit-based browser available to Android devices in the Google Play Store. Opera announced earlier this year plans to switch from its own home-grown Presto rendering engine to the more widely-used WebKit rendering engine. The beta now available in the Play Store is the first version of Opera Mobile to include the WebKit rendering engine, as well as Opera's own user interface tweaks. Opera's customizations include a revised Speed Dial screen, simplified tab management, and deep browsing history support. The beta browser is free to try on devices running Android 4.0 and up.
Opera Mini for Windows Phone Exits Beta
Opera today said its Opera Mini web browser is now available as a stable release for Windows Phone. The browser had been available as a beta for several months.
Opera Ad Blocker Now Available to Android, iOS, Windows
Opera updated several of its mobile browsers today, bringing its ad blocking tool to Android, iOS, and Windows handsets. First, Opera refreshed its main Opera browser for Android.
Opera Mini for Android Puts the Kibosh On Ads
Opera today released a new version of its Opera Mini browser for Android and gave it a native ad blocker. Opera claims the ad blocker serves two purposes: 1.
Opera Brings Out New One-Handed Browser Called Touch
Opera Software today announced Touch, a mobile browser that prioritizes one-handed use thanks to dedicated buttons and actions. When launched, Touch offers a search bar, QR code scanner, and voice search tool.
Opera Mini for Android Adds Video Boost
Opera today updated its Opera Mini browser for Android devices and added video compression to improve playback and reduce data usage. Opera says the Video Boost tool should cut down buffering times and provide smoother performance on mobile devices when streaming video over cellular networks.
Presto! Hocus Pocus
They finally realized that their proprietary Presto platform is not compatible with all websites.
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