Opera Browsers to Get Geolocation Powers
Today Opera Software and Skyhook Wireless announced a new partnership to bring location information to web browsers. Using Skyhook's Wi-Fi positioning system and the W3C Geolocation API, web site developers will be able to make their web sites location aware. This means end users — whether browsing from a desktop or mobile device — will be able to access relevant local content on those sites. End users will have to opt-in to allow Opera to see its location and submit it to the Internet.
Opera Overhauls Mini Browser for iOS
Opera Software today released a brand new version of Opera Mini for the iPhone. The light-weight browser has been redesigned from the ground up and now more closely matches the native user interface of iOS 7.
Opera Hopes New Android Browser Will Push Growth
Opera Software today announced a wholly refreshed version of Opera Mini for Android devices. Opera gave the browser a new user interface based on Material Design, which lends the browser a more native look and feel to Android devices.
Opera Brings Mini Browser to Windows Phone
Opera today released a beta version of its Opera Mini browser for the Windows platform. Opera Mini for Windows offers many of the app's core features, such as Speed Dial for favorites and easy-to-navigate tabs.
Opera Brings Its Mobile VPN to Android Devices
Opera Software today launched a free VPN for Android devices that allows smartphone and tablet owners to browse the web more securely and access what might be prohibited content when using managed networks. The VPN removes ad trackers for privacy purposes and supports virtual locations (U.S., Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the Netherlands), which should let people get around some region-based restrictions.