Opera Intros 'Opera Payment Exchange' for Mini Browser
Opera Software today announced the Opera Payment Exchange, a service that it says will act as the go-between for mobile content providers, network operators, and billing systems to enable widespread mobile payments that take place within Opera Mini. Opera is offering APIs to developers so that they can add mobile payment options to their services that function without requiring customers to leave the browser. Opera says the OPX will benefit every part of the mobile commerce ecosystem. End users will get a transaction platform that they can trust to be secure. Operators will get another way to generate revenue and use their existing carrier billing infrastructure. Financial institutions will gain a consistent mobile payment platform with which consumers will be familiar. Opera believes the addressable market for this service, its 160 million Opera Mini users, will entice companies to adopt its APIs and Opera Payment Exchange.
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 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 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 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.