Opera Intros Opera Mini Next, Offers Opera Mobile 12
Opera Software today announced Opera Mini Next, a new version of its browser for feature phones and smartphones. Opera Mini Next adds something called Smart Page, which will be added to the Speed Dial shortcuts that are built into Opera Mini. Smart Page will give feature phones "smarter access to social networks, the latest news, and more" by adding Facebook and Twitter integration to the Opera Mini landing page. This feature is being previewed and won't launch fully until later this year. At the same time, Opera has released an updated version of Opera Mini for Android smartphones and promises smoother browsing. Last, Opera also released a final build of Opera Mobile 12 that adds WebGL on Android phones; Ragnarök, Opera's HTML5 parser support; support for camera use in the browser; and more customization tools in the Speed Dial settings. It is available in the Android Market starting today.