Opera Announces Mobile 10 Beta for Symbian
Updated: Corrected "mini" to "mobile"
Today Opera Software released a beta version of Opera Mobile 10 for the Symbian platform. Opera notes that the biggest new features offered by Opera Mobile 10 are a vastly redesigned user interface for the browser, though it still maintains core features such as speed dial and tabbed browsing. Mobile 10 supports both touch phones and phones with standard keypads. Turbo, Opera's server-side compression service, is built into Opera Mobile 10, and Opera says that users should experience a significant increase in speed and performance. The beta supports S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th Edition and is a free download from Opera.
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 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.
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.