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

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.




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8 Comments

1. ap unregistered

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

2. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 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...

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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....

3. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Until they allow videos- no dice.

4. XxVerbalxX unregistered

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

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!!!

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

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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