Opera Articles

Opera Releases Latest Version of Popular Mobile Browser

Opera has announced the release of the beta version of its latest mobile browser – Opera Mini 5. Opera Mini is the most popular mobile web browser in the world, the company claims.

Opera 10 – The Final Chapter
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Today Opera released the final version of Opera 10, the long-awaited new entry in the company’s browser family. It’s free and comes in 43 languages.

Opera points out three things that it says users "must try" in this version:

Opera Reports Global Mobile Browsing Trends
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Opera released its monthly report on the state of the mobile web. The report looks at the link between downloads and usage by Opera Mini users. Reports say that Opera Mini is the most widely downloaded mobile app, so this is quite significant.

Opera Announces Release Candidate for New Browser Version
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Today Opera released the first release candidate for Opera 10. The final release should be launching on September 1.

Opera Releases Beta 3 Version of Opera 10

Opera has announced the release of its Beta 3 release of the Opera 10 browser. The company says this version is ready for "heavy work" on the web.

Opera has run over 10 million tests on the beta and has received plenty of feedback. They say performance and stability were prioritized in this version.

Opera Mini Mobile Browser Reaches Milestone

Mobile web browser Opera Mini has reached a significant milestone. Opera announced that Opera Mini users viewed more than 10 billion pages in one month.

Opera Mini Pages

The company released its "State of the Mobile Web" report(pdf) this week, and it reveals some other interesting findings as well:

Opera Reports on Mobile Search Usage

Opera released its newest State of the Mobile Web report, which includes a spotlight on search engine usage on the mobile web.

Opera to Reinvent the Web Next Tuesday
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Next Tuesday at 9:00 am Opera is going to reinvent the web.

Sigh. How many times has the web been "reinvented" now? I’ve lost count… but could this time be different?

What does Opera have up their sleeve? Tell us what you think.

Social networks grab 40 percent of mobile web

Norwegian browser maker Opera Software said in its ‘State of the Mobile Web’ report that nearly 40 percent of global mobile web traffic hits the likes of MySpace and Facebook. It’s even higher in the United States.

Opera Dumps Yahoo Search From Mobile Browsers
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Users of the Opera Mini or Opera Mobile web browsers will see Google take Yahoo’s place as the default search on March 1st.

Mobilizing: Microsoft, AOL, Opera In Mobile News

The GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona spurred a few mobile-related items of interest, including Microsoft acquisition news that does not involve Yahoo.

Opera Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft

Oslo-based software maker Opera has formally complained to the European Union about Microsoft’s business practices.

AOL Brightens Up Its Desktop
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A new version of AOL Desktop bundles tabbed browsing, multiple email account management, and an “App Map” of all open application windows within the environment.

Mozilla Arriving Late To The Mobile Party
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The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for mobile devices, but they will have to leapfrog Opera to make an impact.

Firefox Still Gaining On IE

Firefox, the popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is picking up steam worldwide, gaining one percent in market share in the past six months.

Opera CEO Turns Aside Overthrow Try
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Even though Opera has been working more closely with Yahoo on some deals, Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner wasn’t about to suffer the same sort of ousting his Yahoo counterpart endured this week.

Google Gears Grind Out Web Apps

Google announced an open source browser extension that enables web applications to run offline.

Google Adds Cross-Language Search To Translate

Google latest tweak to its Translate service may prove to be one of the more useful offerings the company has put out for a while, especially for those traveling abroad.

Silverlight for Opera

Completely missed in all the talk at Mix about Silverlight, Microsoft’s amazing development platform for rich applications, is the news that Silverlight is coming to the excellent Opera browser.

Getting Google to Work with Opera
Last December, I posted about a user script for Opera that got several Google services to actually work in the wonderful Opera browser, and its a good time for an update. The script is new as of March 14, fixing Spreadsheets, Calendar, Picasa Web Albums, and Docs.

Google Earth To Showcase Beautiful Buildings

Architecture is one of those subjects that appeals, on some level, to just about everybody; from your basic suburban house to St. Basil’s Cathedral, it’s just too entwined in our lives to go unnoticed.  Now architecture is being noticed by Google Earth – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has helped design two new 3D layers for the software.

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