Category: Mobile Browsers

The Wow Factor: Opera in Numbers

By | October 14, 2010 | 10 Comments

The Wow Factor: Opera in Numbers

Today was a big day for Opera Software, as company held its Up North Web event.

Following Opera Mobile for Android and Opera Extensions announcements, here are some interesting stats:

- 71 million people use Opera Mini today
- 50 million people have installed Opera’s cross-platform desktop browser on their computers
- 20 million users around the world use Opera products on connected devices other than phones and computers, e.g. television sets.
- 140 million users total
- Opera welcomes 2 new users every second!

Via: TechCrunch
Source: Opera

Watch Opera’s Up North Web Event Webcast

By | October 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

Watch Opera's Up North Web Event Webcast

If you have missed today’s Up North Web event, here is your chance to see its webcast right now.

Just head over to the following site where you can find 4 videos from:

Lars Boilesen
Christen Krogh
Håkon Wium Lie
Jon von Tetzchner

As well as some photos.

Opera Mobile for Android

By | October 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

Opera Mobile for Android

Android users rejoice, as Opera has just announced the upcoming release of Opera Mobile for Android.

When? When? When?

Although the official date of availability remains unknown, company promised to deliver browser within a month or so.

Features?
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Weekly Questions Recap, October 11th

By | October 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Questions Recap, October 11th

Unresolved

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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 11th

By | October 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 11th

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Internet Explorer Web Browser Jokes
Remember good old IE6 days? Well, let’s take a look at some of the IE definitions…

Browser Comics
A pack of browser related comics.
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Firefox 4 Mobile Beta for Android and Maemo

By | October 8, 2010 | 31 Comments

Today is a good day for Android users; as yet another browser competitor enters the ring.

This time it’s Firefox 4, built on the very same technology platform as desktop web browser; however, with optimizations for mobile phones in mind.

Maemo users have also received a Firefox 4 Beta build to play with.
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Opera Enters Advertising Market

By | October 6, 2010 | 21 Comments

Opera Enters Advertising MarketBack in January of 2010, Opera Software has acquired a mobile advertising company “AdMarvel”.

Ever wondered what could possibly come out of this? Today, company has announced its plans to join mobile advertising market with its cloud-based, “Open Mobile Ad Exchange” platform.

By using JavaScript technology, company pushes advertiser ads directly into Opera Mini served web pages.

As Opera Software co-founder Jon von Tetzchner said, “there will be ads where you’re used to seeing ads,”.

Although there are almost 70 million Opera Mini users worldwide, it’s still unclear how exactly the company will attract potential advertisers and whether or not this product becomes a huge success.

Browser Comics

By | October 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Browser Comics

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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

By | October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

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IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks
Following 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has…

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhone
If you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then…
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Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

By | September 30, 2010 | 13 Comments

Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

Guys at PCWorld benchmarked Skyfire 2.0, Dolphin HD, Opera Mini, Mozilla Fennec, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 stock mobile web browsers.

As you can see from the results above, Opera Mini and Skyfire 2.0 took the lead, followed by Android 2.2, Android 2.1, Dolphin HD and lastly, Mozilla’s Fennec (Alpha) browser.

Interestingly enough, Skyfire 2.0 beats Opera Mini when loading pages directly from the web (they both compress content), while Opera Mini performed better during cached pages load test.