Opera Mobile 9.7 to Boast 'Turbo,' Flash Lite
Opera Software has announced Opera Mobile 9.7. This latest version of the mobile browser brings with it several new features, including Opera Turbo; support for Flash Lite; a widget manager that will run independently from the browser; the Presto 2.2 rendering engine; support for Google Gears; and a cleaned up user interface. The Turbo feature, which speeds up browsing, can be turned on and off. Opera said it expects a beta version of 9.7 for consumers will be available to the Windows Mobile platform in late April or early May. Opera also indicated that it is looking to win handset and carrier distribution deals with this latest version of its browser.
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 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.
Opera to Sell Browser Business to Chinese Firms for $600M
Opera Software today scrapped plans to sell its entire business to a consortium of Chinese companies and will instead sell to them its consumer browser business. The original deal, valued at $1.2 billion, would have seen a handful of China-based investment firms take over all of Opera's businesses.
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