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Android users soon to get Opera Mobile with pinch-to-zoom and more

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Android users soon to get Opera Mobile with pinch-to-zoom and more
Opera first tried its "mini" browser, but it was not enough to make you swap from your stock Android browser, or leave the other third party browser that you have become used to. Now, the software company is bringing in the big guns-Opera Mobile will be ready for Android within the next month and will be bearing two new features.

Available for any Android model, the Opera Mobile for Android will bring to the table something new called Hardware Acceleration. According to Opera, this will allow the browser to run at "lightening speed", navigation will be "faster than ever" and changes to the UI are "momentous". No, this is certainly not your grandfather's Opera browser.

The other new feature, pinch-to-zoom, requires no introduction for the large number of you who move your thumb and forefinger together on a web site, almost simulating a lobster's claw, to zoom in and out of a web site. According to Opera, with the new pinch-to-zoom support you will be able to "...choose your own level of zoom just like in Opera Desktop. Text will now be rendered at a per character level and zooming in will be a fluid zoom from page-width down to the text you want to focus on."

Within the next month, the new Opera Mobile for Android will be available from the Android Market or from m.opera.com. Finally, an Opera that both gals and guys can agree is worth watching.





Android users soon to get Opera Mobile with pinch-to-zoom and more

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. ap (unregistered)


"Finally, an Opera that both gals and guys can agree is worth watching" well said.... :D

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 07:19

2. frustyak (Posts: 149; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Will this truly be available for everyone, or will this be Froyo-only? I got a backlog of software I want to put on my HTC Aria but can't because AT&T is treating Android like a redheaded stepchild...

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 18:01

5. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Dude, root your damn phone and shut up, lol....seriously, I own a captivate and havd NFL VERIZON MOBILE APP and mobile AP (WIFI TETHERING) and a speedy CPU and working GPS and .....whew.....ok, I have an awesome phone....AT&T is going all out android now....

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 08:46

3. bucky (Posts: 1393; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Until they allow videos- no dice.

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 13:01

4. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


i have pinch to zoom and the browser is fast enough....and i have flash......how am i to b impressed?

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 11:44

7. illiad (unregistered)


yes, until opera can get flash going opn it, it will have to compete will all the others... firefox fennec is coming too!!!

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 18:02

6. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I use OPERA MINI to browse much faster and download files....works great....

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 11:46

8. illiad (unregistered)


yes, but that will never do flash or movies.... IF opera mobile manages to get flash working, what then??

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