The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac


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Earlier this year, Opera said that it would be ditching its own rendering engine in favor of Google's Blink. The new browser launched in beta in May, but now a final version is available for all who want to try out a new, faster Opera.

Opera Software announced today that the new chromium-powered Opera is available to download today for Windows and Mac. The browser vendor hopes that its long time fans and newcomers embrace this new browser for its speed and better compatibility with emerging Web technologies.

“The world of fascinating web content is expanding faster than space, and we’ve delivered a browser that helps you to truly discover it,” says Lars Boilesen, Opera Software, CEO. “Get inspired by new ways of exploring web horizons, and stay tuned for some of our most beloved features, as we continue to develop the next generation of Opera.”

Here's what you can expect from the new Opera:

  • New Speed Dial: Speed Dial shortcuts can now be gathered into folders and easily filtered with the drag and drop option.
  • Discover: Get fed articles based on your interests right in your browser and all in one place.
  • Stash: Easily save and compare websites by collecting them into your Stash.
  • Search: You can search directly from the new combined address and search bar.
  • New look: Includes a modern, sleek deeply integrated interface integrated with the platform and built from the ground up.
  • Off Road Mode: Opera Off-Road mode now supports SPDY protocol, which enables faster loading of webpages, even in the toughest of network conditions.
  • To coincide with the launch, the team at Opera have created a launch ad featuring very little Web browsing and a lot of base jumping:

    If you want to try out the new Opera browser, you can grab it here.