Opera browser goes out of beta, now available on Android

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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11 Comments

1. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

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

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

2. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Looks good..:)

3. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 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....

5. stychill unregistered

Does the version support flash player ?

9. Seymur unregistered

Nope.

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dolphin Browser Beta is way smooooother ®

7. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

What does opera have that Dolphin doesn't?

11. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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. ®

10. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 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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