Opera launches new mobile browser for Android, iPhone version coming soon

Opera launches new mobile browser for Android, iPhone version coming soon
Opera Touch is the name of the new mobile browser coming from the Norwegian software company with a similar name. Unlike the standard Opera mobile browser, Touch has been specifically designed to work together with the desktop version of the browser, regardless of your smartphone's manufacturer.

Secondly, Opera Touch is very easy to use with just one hand, thus giving users a more comfy experience while browsing the web. All the browser's key functions have been moved within the thumb's reach, which is why you should have no issues using Opera Touch with one hand.


When you open Opera Touch, you'll notice that it starts in search mode. Also, your smartphone's keyboard will be up and the address bar cursor will start blinking. Apparently, the developers wanted to reduce the number of steps it takes someone to start searching for something, and that's how they did it.

But there's more, as Opera Touch features voice search function and allows users to scan a QR or barcode to perform a search. The mobile browser comes with a so-called FAB (Fast Action Button), which gives users direct access to the most recent tabs and search features.


As mentioned earlier, Opera Touch has been specifically designed to work together with the desktop version of the browser through a feature called Flow. You'll need to scan a QR code displayed in the Opera computer browser with Opera Touch so that you can establish a Flow. The latter allows you to share links, images, videos or notes to yourself.

Opera Touch is already available for download via Google Play Store, whereas iOS users will have to wait a bit for the mobile browser to arrive in the App Store.

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17 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Chrome is the best out there.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The best in hogging out RAM

9. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Yeah these days phones have 256MB RAM so that's really a problem. Troll.

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So you don't mind if chrome is hogging your RAM because your phone comes with 4Gigs even though it doesn't do anything special? I want efficiency...even if there's lots of unused RAM.

13. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I just checked my Android phone, it runs stock, Chrome used 97mb in the last 3 hours, if you call that hogging or inefficient...Okay.

14. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Free RAM is wasted RAM. Chrome on Android/iOS is fine but it's a pain in the ass when you're using it on a laptop, so power hungry.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Open more tabs and come back.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1479; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Samsung Internet is the best.

5. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

It does not sync all data in multi platform, like me I have 1600 bookmark :P

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Don't forget Brave browser it is excellent!

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I think I'm going to try out the new opera touch interface looks nice and clean.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Uc browser is the best.... No one can even come close... Opera and Samsung internet are also good choice.

7. yemkoid

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Slow in loading pages

10. mossman

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I'm not clear why this exists. What's the business model here?

11. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... SAMSUNG'S INTERNET IS THE BEST MOBILE BROWSER IN MY OWN OPINION...

15. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Samsung internet only syncs through yet another cloud, no thanks. This thing doesn't have a dark or black mode nor is the address bar at the bottom, so they obviously didn't really thought this through.

16. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

It has a dark mode.

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