Opera brings OpenGL to Android devices with their latest update

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Opera brings OpenGL to Android devices with their latest update
Opera is arguably the grandfather of mobile browsers, with their Opera Mini browser delivering a much richer web experience to feature phones in the early days of mobile web.  Today you have many powerful browser options in the Android Market, including Dolphin Browser HD, Firefox Mobile and Google Chrome.  Opera looks to keep pace with their update to the Opera Mobile browser today, bringing it to version 12.  Highlights include support for WebGL on Android phones, which taps into your device's GPU for great performance.  Opera also announced Ragnarök, their HTML5 parser support, which will lead to better web apps and increased website compatibility.  Other nice features are the ability to now use your camera in the browser and tweaks to their Speed Dial feature.

Their Opera Mini platform is not forgotten, and they gave a sneak-peak at Opera Mini Next, what they dub as the "future of Opera Mini."  It is also getting a revamped Speed Dial to go along with smoother browsing thanks to hardware acceleration.  Finally, Opera announced support for Intel architecture as well as MIPS-based Android tablets.

Source: Opera via AndroidGuys


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