Opera looking to port Opera Mobile and Mini to Windows Phone 8
posted by Ray S. / Oct 01, 2012, 8:17 AM
Opera's Vadim Makeev has recently said that Opera is interested in bringing its two mobile browsers, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini to Windows Phone 8. If you wonder what's the cause for Opera's sudden interest in Microsoft's upcoming platform, it's because WP8's SDK is going to allow developers to code their apps in C, which was impossible to do with WP7. And since this allows Opera to use a lot of generic code written in C, it should be a piece of cake for the company to port its products to Windows Phone 8. Here's the official statement:
With Internet Explorer 10 bundled with Windows Phone 8, and having in mind how cool Internet Explorer was in WP7, we don't think there will be that many users who'll bother with Opera Mobile, but Opera Mini will surely form its own following, due to its special ability to compress data before it's sent to your handset.
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Nice, I prefer chrome on my android over opera of course
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 8:24 AM 0
stock ICS browser is actually faster than chrome .. Although Opera MIni doesnt support flash , html 5 or other features i still use it quite a lot . WHY ? It compress the webpage saving my data , webpages load incrediblely fast , scrolling , zooming is so smooth . If i need HTML 5 or flash i would just open up Stock ICS or dolphin . Most of the time i DONT !
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 8:39 AM 3
kshell : I dont really like the chrome for android/iOS . Sometimes i accidentally switch tab. Its slower than stock ICS browser, scrolling and zooming is not as smooth as stock ICS browser not to mention Opera Mini . But i honestly have no idea why some people love it so much
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 9:26 AM 1
Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010
LOL to all the people who still think of IE with a 10 year old reputation... Internet Explorer has had its good and bad times. Give them all a try and put in extensive use on each browser before you comment. Having said that Opera is a jewel of a browser. It is tied for me with Mozilla and IE9 as my top browser.
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 2:40 PM 2
Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012
lol One of my friends port it from windows mobile6.5 to windows phone7 you can download it from here: Operia Mini 5.1 it Reqiures Full Unlock Rom http://www.4shared.com/file/Kv
posted on Oct 02, 2012, 5:04 AM 0
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