Opera's iPad-centric browser Coast updated to version 2.0

Opera's iPad-centric browser Coast updated to version 2.0
As some iPad owners probably know, Opera launched a free, iPad-centric browser this September, named Coast. The browser treats websites as apps, using gestures for navigation so nothing gets in the way of your viewing experience. Today Opera updated Coast to version 2.0, bringing new features such as wallpaper customization, fast back, quick viewing of PDFs, and tiles with music or video playing.

The browser actually lets you control pages that are playing media, right from the iOS lock screen, as if they were loaded inside the native music player. Also, websites that are playing content receive a small animation of a graphic EQ on their icon in the Speed Dial on Coast's home screen. PDFs can be directly opened in iBooks or your favorite PDF reader.

According to Opera, browsing speed and UI performance have received great improvements and the security engine has been updated to recognize attacks even better. If you are already using Coast on your iPad, or are looking for alternatives to Safari for the first time, you can give Opera Coast a go from the App Store.

Download (free): iOS

source: Opera via Engadget

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