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Opera browser goes out of beta, now available on Android

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Opera browser goes out of beta, now available on Android
Opera has been on mobile devices almost since the dawn of the Internet and now Opera has finalized its WebKit-based Android browser and it is up for grabs on Google Play.

The Opera browser launched in beta in March after a huge unveiling at the Mobile World Congress. Back then it features some neat capabilities like a brand new UI and a Discover mode showing all interesting news articles that you might have missed. That is actually the headline feature and we found it very useful. The content you get there is curated by Opera and not just automatically generated.

Now, Opera gets even more customization options. You can have the navigation bar on the top or bottom, and can choose to go full screen. The browser also supports text wrapping.

Opera also comes with off-road mode compressing websites for data savings when needed. You can get it for free now on Google Play, check out the link below.


source: Opera



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posted on 21 May 2013, 03:47 5

1. aco96 (Posts: 189; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


What about symbian? I'm stuck on version 12 :(

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:17 12

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Move on.. adopt a new OS. I loved symbian but it's simply dead.

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:00 2

2. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Looks good..:)

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:01 4

3. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


What about windows phone???????
please at least make opera mini version
i really miss opera experience since i switched to windows phone platform
please add support for wp its such a gorgeous platform....

posted on 21 May 2013, 05:55 2

5. stychill (unregistered)


Does the version support flash player ?

posted on 21 May 2013, 08:29

9. Seymur (unregistered)


Nope.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:24

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Dolphin Browser Beta is way smooooother

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posted on 21 May 2013, 07:25

7. funnyguy (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


What does opera have that Dolphin doesn't?

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:42

11. buccob (Posts: 1372; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Now it doesnt have much... but for the previous version, 12 it did have quite a bit of features... please read my other comment (number 10)

Sadly Opera just became a pile of crap.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:47

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Loads a add-ons, that no other Browser have. And Dolphin Browser Beta is really smooth browsing, cause refresh frame rates are much high than any other browser.

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posted on 21 May 2013, 13:41 1

10. buccob (Posts: 1372; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


This was my favorite browser even though I also have Chrome installed on my phone.... But this last update screwed everything up...

The reason I used to found Opera better for my needs than the others were (features of version 12 by importance order):

1) It allowed you to see sites as Desktop AND retain that setting... (instead of taping "request desktop site" for every tab)

2) Keyboard compatibility allowed you to navigate most functions by using the arrows and shortcuts to open new taps, close, and jump. And this was particularly useful when having a bluetooth keyboard connected... specially when the phone is out of reach plug to the TV

3) It was one of the few with Flash capability... now the plug in just doesn't load...

SO this browser just threw away those 3 key features for me... and many other features that were useful for many, such as bookmark sync, Automatic Turbo Mode for network connections... End of Page and Beginning by tapping the arrow that appeared when you scrolled...

And all of this for just a bit prettier look and animations that slow everything down... Even the rendered page looks blur when scrolled... and it need to refresh...

This was a biggest downgrade Opera has ever made to its browser...

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