Opera Releases New SDKs and New BrowserBy: Chris Crum - January 6, 2010
Opera is unveiling three new releases at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This includes two new software development kits (SDKs), the Opera Devices 10.15 SDK for Linux and Windows CE (WinCE) platforms, and the company’s new standalone browser, Opera Devices 10 for WinCE (beta).
"Opera Devices SDKs are built with freedom and flexibility at their core, giving customers the ability to build a full Web browser, a widget or an application platform on any connected device, including TVs, STBs, media players, mobile Internet devices, and many more," said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer at Opera Software. "The TV industry’s evolution and innovation has created a demand for toolkits that can handle next generation IPTV and hybrid broadcast/broadband services on any TV screen. Opera Devices SDK for Linux is just the comprehensive client to help customers harness the power of Web technology."
Opera SDK features include:
– Opera Turbo
– Flash Lite 3.1
Opera says the Linux version has a few additional features, such as:
– Hardware acceleration – Opera Devices SDK for Linux now takes advantage of accelerated hardware to boost page rendering. The SDK also supports DirectFB for tighter integration with hardware platforms.
– OOIF – Opera’s Open IPTV Framework allows for the development of HbbTV and OIPF clients, compliant with next-generation IPTV or hybrid broadcast/broadband services. For more information, go to www.oipf.org and www.hbbtv.org.
– Opera Widgets for TV – Opera’s acclaimed Widgets for TV demo has been extended with remote control inputs and now includes Web browsing, a fitting addition to the widgets experience.
The Opera Devices 10 browser for Windows CE supports Opera Turbo and includes features like portrait/landscape mode, URL auto-completion, touch screen browsing, visual tabs, and Opera’s Speed Dial shortcuts to pre-selected web content.