Opera has now released the final version of its Opera 12.10 browser to the world, moving is out of the beta development stage it entered just over a month ago.
The new Opera 12.10 browser is packed with new features includes more powerful extension support, and “Live Tiles” which can be used to display Pinterest trends, Facebook photographs, weather and more.
Opera 12.10 also now supports Flexbox, a way to easily arrange page layouts, together with API for URL filtering, and three new APIs allowing developers to design and create more complex extensions for Opera end users.
“Opera 12.10 comes with support for some new Web standards, including the Fullscreen API and (partial support for) the Page Visibility API. Opera is also updating its WebSockets standard implementation and enabling it by default, in addition to adding support for the International Color Consortium profiles.”
The new Opera 12.10 desktop browser is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems and comes with basic touch support when used with Microsoft’s new Windows 8.
Version 12 of Opera’s desktop browser has been in beta for some time, but today it’s making the step up to a full release for Macs and PCs. Along with hardware acceleration, speed improvements and an overhauled security badge, the update includes new browser skins (some 100 themes are available). One of the biggest tweaks, however, is the addition of camera support — Opera 12 lets your webcam work with web applications, including an Asteroids-style game called FaceKat and Photo Booth. Head to the source link for more info.
Opera has today rolled out a new release of its Opera Mini 7 Browser, which brings with it a number of great new features to users, including a new “Smart Page” feature. As well as Opera data compression technology that allows users with lower data tariffs to enjoy longer surfing.
The new “Smart Page” feature within the Opera Mini 7 Browser allows sets to see aggregates updates from their favourite social networks and news sources all in one place. Opera CEO Lars Boilesen explained:
“With Smart Page, you just open the browser, and the content is right beside your Speed Dial shortcuts in the start screen for you to skim through — super practical, super time-saving and super smart.”
As well as being compatible with smartphones, the Opera Mini 7 Browser is also compatible with Java-compatible (J2ME), S60 and BlackBerry feature phones. More information about Opera Mini 7 can be found over on the Opera website.
In molti lo hanno definito prematuramente “Facebook-browser”. Per ora è una sorta di concept mediatico, ma presto potrebbe trasformarsi in una piattaforma per la navigazione in rete al cui interno comparirà il colosso del social networking. Utopia o realtà?
Secondo “fonti affidabili“, Facebook vuole comprare Opera Software, produttore del browser web Opera, che sostiene più di 200 milioni di utenti in tutto il mondo. Il browser Facebook dovrebbe includere di default i plugin e la barra dei menu, oltre che rappresentare Facebook inglobandolo nell’esperienza web degli utenti. Un browser personalizzato sarebbe un passo significativo per Facebook. Diventerebbe il vostro web, piuttosto che semplicemente un sito Internet da visitate o una sorta di servizio da utilizzare. Tra l’altro, il browser mobile di Opera ha ricevuto ottime recensioni, si è mostrato molto funzionale ed utilizzando Facebook potrebbe essere ancora più potente.
Facebook, infatti, sta faticando nel settore mobile e, come molti sostengono, dovrebbe essere in grado di sostenere la crescita a lungo termine implementando nuove funzionalità a fronte di un numero sempre più crescente di utenti che lo utilizzano tramite i loro device.
Un browser Facebook potrebbe anche comptere con Google Chrome, che di recente è diventato il web browser più utilizzato. Una gigantesca base di utenti (oltre 900 milioni) potrebbe rappresentare un rischio potenziale su tutta la linea Google.
Come vi immaginate il browser made in Facebook? Una sorta di Internet Explorer con pagina iniziale blu o qualcosa di più personalizzato in stile Firefox o Chrome e con tanto di applicazioni dedicate? Potrebbe davvero giovare a Facebook e rappresentare un serio pericolo per Google?
Similar to that other, foxy browser, Opera reached numerical version 12 (although in beta form), promising to be as fast and smooth as it’s ever been. Included in the new revision are a slew of under-the-hood enhancements, along with a few cosmetic alterations. For starters, Opera 12 now offers complete 64-bit compatibility for both Mac and Windows, while “experimental” hardware acceleration and WebGL support are also in tow. Furthermore, the browser added a “smarter” tab-loading sequence, speed improvements for faster page uploads and a way to customize the look with a bundle of new themes — of course, you can create your own as well. As for the backend tweaks, Opera announced it’s abandoning its Unite and Widgets features in favor of an extension-driven model. Those of you eager to take it for a spin can hit the Opera link below to get started.
Opera has today taken the opportunity at Mobile World Congress 2012 to launch its new Opera Mini Next. A preview version of its next steps for its Opera Mini mobile browser. Together with the launch of its final Opera Mobile 12, which will bring more features to Android and Symbian smartphones.
Opera Mini Next has been launched to provide users who like to use the latest features before everyone else. Providing users a chance to put the new additions for the next Opera Mini browser to the test before its official launch. Watch the video after the jump to see them both in action.
Opera ha da poco ufficializzato l’arrivo del Browser Mobile 11.5.1 per Symbian. Così come abbiamo visto con la release Mini, questa versione di Opera Mobile risolve numerosi bug e si appresta ad entrare (dopo qualche rilascio) nel Nokia Store.
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In attesa che arrivi nel Nokia Store, Opera Mobile è scaricabile su m.opera.com.
Opera has today rolled out a new update for both its Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers bringing all its browsers to the same version across multiple platforms.
Opera Mini has now reached 6.5 on iOS, S60, J2ME, and BlackBerry, and the more powerful Opera Mobile has now reached version 11.5 for S60 and MeeGo. New features in the new update include a usage tracker which shows you how much data you have saved using Opera over other mobile browsers with their compression engine technology.
Other small updates include Opera Mobile receiving improved Opera Turbo and additional video support, as yet there is still no sign of a Opera version for Windows Phone 7 but you never know what could happen in the future.
We discovered this little gem hidden deep within the recesses of the show floor at IDF 2011. It’s none other than Opera Mobile running on a Honeycomb tablet — not just any tablet, mind you, but Intel’s Oak Trail-powered (Atom Z670) Green Ridge device. That’s right, you’re looking at Opera’s web browser, compiled using the latest Android NDK and running natively on top of Android x86. First impressions? It’s fast, even without hardware acceleration — scrolling and zooming are smooth as butter, with no signs of checkerboarding anywhere. According to Phillip Grønvold of Opera software, this is just the beginning. Hardware acceleration is already in the works, along with Flash support.
Opera has some guts going up against the likes of Samsung in the emerging realm of Smart TV apps. Then again, its new storefront brings something different to the table: namely a dashboard that strictly adheres to HTML5 and other web standards so that apps can work across any platform. Content providers like Vimeo and DriveCast have already signed up and TV manufacturers shouldn’t be far behind — not least because the underlying browser engine is claimed to run smoothly even on crappier cheaper processors. Opera has even released an emulator to make life easy for smaller app developers who, for one reason or another, can’t afford a whole testbed of TVs. Opera still has a way to go, but pleasing everyone all the time is surely a smart strategy for any underdog. PR after the break.
Been loving the Opera Mini experience on your iPhone and wishing for it on your larger iOS device? Opera is today turning that desire into reality with the release of v6.0 of its Mini mobile browser, which now has support for all iOS portables, including the iPad and iPad 2, plus a specific shoutout for the iPhone 4′s retina display. The overall design of the web explorer has also been freshened up, with a “new look and feel,” while a social sharing function will let you blast URLs into Twitter and Facebook directly from the app. Additionally, the new version includes the ability to load tabs in the background and improves support for non-Latin alphabets like Arabic and Chinese. Hit the source link for the download.
Opera has always been the little browser that could, and the company is now embracing that spirit more than ever with its new ad campaign for the just-released Opera 11.10. To that end, it’s launched a new ad campaign that it proudly boasts is its most expensive ever — a record-setting $8,517.26, including a hefty $1,500 that they splurged on some “trendy Swedish clothes.” Of course, the browser itself is the real story here and, while it’s an incremental upgrade, it does boast a few fairly big new features, including support for Google’s new WebP image format, a “SpeedDial” for your favorite websites, and a turbo mode that promises to compress and load web pages faster when you’re on a slow connection. Just how does that work? We’ll let Opera’s Christen Krogh explain in the no-expenses-spared video after the break.
Web browser maker Opera is staying busy, unleashing several new versions of its product upon the populace today. Both of its on the go browsers have been updated with modern technology like pinch-to-zoom, sharing to other apps, improved scrolling and new tablet-friendly interfaces, while its also ready to show off a new version for set-top boxes and updating tools to help developers create apps for Opera-powered TVs. In case you need a scorecard, Opera Mini 6 (available for J2ME, Android, Blackberry, Symbian/S60) compresses pages before downloading them and Opera Mobile 11 (for Android, Symbian, Windows 7, MeeGo, Maemo) promises the entire web for those on high speed connections like WiFi, explaining the platform crossover. Peep the demo above or press releases after the break if you’re still not sure what pinch-to-zoom means in or just point your mobile browser to m.opera.com and download the latest version for your device — iOS need not apply at this time.
Amazon is set to be launching its own little Market for Android sometime this month, but Opera just flinched first, flipping the switch on the Opera Mobile Store. It’s an online clearinghouse for apps available for “virtually any mobile platform and device” — which right now covers Android, BlackBerry, Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and good ‘ol Java. (iOS is notably absent, but supposedly coming with links back to the App Store.) Apps are provided by Appia with the vast majority costing nothing. The vast majority are also junk, but such is the case in most app stores. It’s online now, featured in the Speed Dial on the many and various mobile flavors of the Opera browser, meaning you’re just a tap or two away from getting MySpace profile pics on all your contacts. It honestly doesn’t get much more compelling than that.