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.
Facebook Adds Video Chat to Messenger Lite
Mar 7, 2018
Facebook today made its slimmed-down messaging app a bit more powerful with the addition of video chatting. Facebook calls video chats "an expected and essential part of everyday communication" and the company is pleased to offer the functionality to users of the Messenger Lite app.
Google Search App for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget
Mar 28, 2017
Google today updated its main Search application for the iPhone and added a widget for the home screen. Technically, iOS doesn't support true home screen widgets other than those in the notification panel.
Asus Shows Off the Zenfone 5 Series
Feb 27, 2018
Asus today revealed its new flagship series handsets, the Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5 Lite, and Zenfone 5z. All three phone run Android 8 Oreo with the new ZenUI 5.0 Zenfone 5 Lite / 5Q: Called the Zenfone 5Q in the US, this low end of the series has 2.5D curved class on the front and rear with a plastic frame in between.
Opera Ad Blocker Now Available to Android, iOS, Windows
Jun 16, 2016
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.
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