Category: Opera Software

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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Opera Downloads Triples, Ballot Screen to “Blame”?

By | March 4, 2010 | 18 Comments

Opera Downloads Triples, Ballot Screen to According to Rolf Assev, Opera’s chief strategy officer, desktop browser downloads has tripled in some of the countries, since the launch of ballot screen.

Although Opera 10.50 Final was released at the time of ballot screen debut (1 day difference), he added: “We compared the downloads against previous launches, such as Opera 10.0, 10.10 and 9.5, and the tripling is above what we would normally expect with a new version launch”.

Waiting for download numbers…

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Opera 10.50 Beta 2 Released

By | February 25, 2010 | 47 Comments

Opera 10.50 Beta 2 ReleasedOne more Opera 10.50 Beta has been released by Opera Software, as company continues to stabilize and improve web browser.

Highlights (changelog)
Skin work, and tweaked styling of internal pages (opera:* and error pages)
Improved opera:config
Improved overlay authentication dialogs to avoid spoofing Continue Reading

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

By | February 24, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial ResultsEarlier this week, Opera Software has revealed their Q4 2009 financial results. Some of the highlights are:

Opera Mobile: 47 new models in 2009, shipments of 4.2 million.
Opera Mini: 172 new models in 2009

Opera Desktop: Users up 37% since 4Q08 (up 11% vs3Q09)
• Revenue up 20% (up 37% on constant currency basis)
• Successful launch of Opera 10 and 10.10
• Users up 125% since 4Q07 to approximately 46 million in December 2009 Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

By | February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 15th

By | February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 15th

Thanks to Mabdul for links.

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Apple Calls Opera Software, Talks about Opera Mini

By | February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Apple Calls Opera Software, Talks about Opera MiniAccording to Norwegian news page digi.no, due to growing interest in Opera Mini for the iPhone, Apple has called Opera Software to discuss about the possible partnership between these two companies.

Although no more details were revealed, Håkon Wium Lie (Opera’s Chief Technology Officer) feels confident, that Opera Mini will be approved.

When asked about the possible pricing, he said: We have not decided yet. Typically, the way that you download and use Opera for free (*translated*).

Via Haavard blog.

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Opera Awaits Steve Jobs at the Barcelona Airport

By | February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

As Opera Software prepares to demonstrate Opera Mini for the iPhone at Mobile World Congress, there are some doubts, whether app will be approved or not.

As Stefan Constantinescu flied to Barcelona (that’s where MMC will be held), he noticed few girls in the airport, holding the following signs:

Opera Awaits Steve Jobs at the Barcelona International Airport Continue Reading

Opera Mini Reaches 50 Million Users

By | February 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

An important milestone has been reached in Opera Software headquarters, as company announced that they have passed 50 million active users mark.

Opera Mini Reaches 50 Million Users

“Our original goal with Opera Mini was to make the Web available to everyone, regardless of their network or mobile phone. Fifty million active monthly users is a great start,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

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Opera Dragonfly Goes Open Source

By | February 11, 2010 | 6 Comments

Opera Dragonfly Goes Open SourceOne of the Opera Dragonfly developers, David Storey, has recently announced that Opera’s debugging tool has gone open-source and can already be viewed at the following BitBucket page.

As company has never launched a true open source project before, there will be a learning curve.

It was also said, that current Opera Dragonfly development is focused on JavaScript debugger improvements.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.

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