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Opera purchases Skyfire for $155m to improve mobile browser

0. phoneArena 15 Feb 2013, 00:20 posted on

Opera has been having a pretty impressive week. First, it announced that it would be transitioning all of its browsers to WebKit, and that its browsers have amassed 300 million users, and now the company has announced that it will purchase Skyfire Labs, maker of the SKyfire browser, for $155 million, likely in an effort to improve Opera's mobile browsers...

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posted on 15 Feb 2013, 01:03 4

1. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Quite impressive for Opera!!! Keep up the good work!!! Opera Mobile is an excellent browser!!!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 03:47

2. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


I'm hoping for a far better browsing experience! Looking forward for the "Ice" browser!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:01 1

3. christumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


nice move.. we are looking forward for opera mobile os in the near future like your fellow mozilla

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 14:05

4. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Great. When I was an Android and Symbian user Skyfire was my browser of choice, with Opera being for when I needed to use less data or Skyfire wasn't cooperative

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 23:11

5. DSmithee (unregistered)


Never expected this--since Opera's offerings are leaps and bounds better than what Skyfire Labs offers. Hell, Skyfire for Android hasn't been updated in nearly 2 years.

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