Category: Opera Software

Opera Coast 4.0 Released

By | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just before Christmas, guys at Opera Software have released the final version of Opera Coast 4.0 for your iPhone or iPad. If you need a reminder on what it is, basically, a new web browser that specializes on gestures with all the bars and buttons eliminated.

So what’s new in this build? A news feed, which can be accessed by swiping down; sharing, a support for Opera Turbo and in case you have iOS 8 installed, a support for Apple’s Handoff technology, allowing you to continue browse where you left off (iPhone > Mac, etc.).
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Nokia Store Becoming Opera Mobile Store

By | November 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nokia Store Becoming Opera Mobile StoreThe restructuring continues.

If you still own a Nokia classic phone, such as: Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha or Nokia X, then here’s an announcement for you:

In the first half of 2015, Nokia Store will be replaced with Opera Mobile Store, which simply means that users will now be redirected to a new destination.

What if you are a developer? According to Opera Software, they will be working closely with Microsoft to developer a clear path on how developers can republish their apps.
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Latest Opera Financial Results Show No Desktop Growth, Declining Revenue

By | October 31, 2014 | 6 Comments

Latest Opera Financial Results Show No Desktop Growth, Declining RevenueOpera’s Q3 2014 financial results are in.

If you are wondering how exactly is Opera Desktop doing after ditching the old rendering engine and having some time to “make the things right” then we have some pretty bleak news.

According to the latest report, the monthly desktop users figure has shown absolutely no growth in the last 5 quarters, in addition to that, the revenue has been declining quarter over quarter (while 3Q13 vs. 3Q14 show identical income).
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Google Chrome & Opera Celebrates Their Birthdays

By | September 2, 2013 | 12 Comments

Google Chrome & Opera Celebrates Their BirthdaysNo cake for you.

If you need an excuse to start drinking on Monday mornings, then we are about to give you two.

As it turns out, Opera Software, which was founded on August 30, 1995, has recently celebrated its 18th birthday, making it one of the oldest browser makers in the world (fun fact: Internet Explorer 1 debuted on August 16, 1995).

Not only that but Google Chrome too was revealed at a similar timeframe (September 2, 2008), which today marks the five years of web browser innovation.
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Opera Software Q2 2013 Financial Results

By | August 21, 2013 | 13 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2013 Financial ResultsEverything is improving but the desktop.

After rebooting its web browsers, I am sure you are all wondering how exactly it did affect the overall Opera growth, especially on desktop.

Well, today we have the answer.

Financial Highlights
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Opera Still Has Plans For The Windows Phone

By | August 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

Opera Still Has Plans For The Windows PhoneNo ETA yet.

Despite rebooting its mobile platform and focusing on Android and iOS, it looks like Windows Phone users weren’t forgotten.

Guys at WPHub have inquired Opera Software about the possibility of Opera Mini / Mobile for WP and got the following answer:

We are aware that a lot of Windows phone users like you would like to have an Opera browser on their phones. The engineering team at Opera has this on their list.We will announce it as soon as it is ready

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Opera Logo Updated

By | August 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Opera Logo Updated

First it was Chrome, then Firefox. Now, it looks like Opera too has decided to update their logo and boy does it look familiar.

Considering that Opera 15 is a fresh start for the company, we’d prefer something fresh yet recognizable. Maybe something like these:
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Opera’s Internal Network Breached

By | June 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Opera’s Internal Network BreachedTakes one week to notify its users.

Now here is something that is not pleasant for any company or its product(s) users. Opera Software has just informed everyone about a network breach (that was uncovered on June 19th), which has grave consequences for those that were affected.

According to the blog post, attackers have stolen the Opera code signing certificate and used it to sign and distribute some malware distinguished as Opera browser.
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Opera: The Past, The Present & The Future

By | May 30, 2013 | 43 Comments

Opera: The Past, The Present & The FutureI must admit, after trying the first public preview of Opera 15, I was pretty underwhelmed. It felt like a Google Chrome clone with Opera logo on top of it, but then it got me thinking… Is there more to it?

With the release of Opera 15, Norwegian browser maker has decided to completely reboot the project. Some could argue that its years too late but slow progress is better than no progress, right?

So why do it at all? Let’s face it, Opera was (almost) always bad at rendering web pages. You can blame user agent sniffing, developers or your mom but that won’t fix the issue. We’ve been playing the blame game for how many years now? And that’s excluding awful scrolling performance, buggy WebGL implementation, broken out of process plugins and so on.

The foundation is old, rendering engine is a trainwreck and the whole Opera architecture currently looks like this:
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Trond Werner Hansen Responds To Opera’s Claims

By | April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trond Werner Hansen Responds To Opera's ClaimsOffers the other side of the coin.

Yesterday, Opera revealed that they are suing one of its ex-employees, Trond Werner Hansen, who allegedly leaked trade secrets to Mozilla. Now, the man himself has decided to provide further details and explain the reason behind the case.

According to Hansen, after leaving Opera in 2006 he had an idea about developing a striped down version of a web browser, which would not only be an open source project but also have a unified search and address field as well as provide contributions to a green cause. As it turns out, Google had a similar idea too as they released Chrome few years later.
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