Category: Opera Software

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

By | October 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck TestaAccording to the latest TrendMicro report, malware creators have found a new toy to play with: Opera Mini.

A Russian web site that loads for mobile users only and looks similar to the Opera.com home page now offers a piece of malware, disguised as OperaMini.jar

Upon visit, a user is notified about the new update that should be downloaded, which, when installed, will start sending text messages to premium numbers.
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New Data Center For America

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

New Data Center For AmericaOpera Software has announced that it will be opening a new data center for Americans to better serve almost 130 million Opera Mini users. Why? Apparently serious hardware is needed to accommodate the close to 80 billion web pages, or 11.4 petabytes, served through Opera Mini each month. Users of Opera Turbo will surely benefit as well.

What Opera Software evidently intends to do with this new data center is provide American users with even faster browsing. In addition to that, the new data center, located at the Fortress Colocation Centers, follows Opera Software’s commitment to the environment, for it uses 80% renewable energy. Sounds great for American users!

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

By | October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

[Thanks, Ichan, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

Opera Buys Handster

By | September 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera Buys HandsterToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Handster, an independent Android content library, which also offers developer tools, services to mobile operators as well as device manufacturers and other app stores.

According to the press release, Handster supports a variety of platforms, including: Google Android, Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, netbook, tablet applications and has customers from such device manufacturers as MTS, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and LG.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

By | September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 28 Comments

David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At OperaWith the recent departure from Opera Software, David took some time to share his personal thoughts regarding the situation in the company and its products.

Some of the key aspects in the article are:

- Stop adding new features and polish Opera desktop instead.
- Make the bug tracker public.
- Build Opera Widgets into a real platform or drop it.
- Scrap Opera Unite in its present form.
- Invest more in the developer tools.
- Focus on consumer products instead of selling custom solutions to partners, which requires custom work for both Core and platform code. According to David, this is what Opera is doing right now.

Any thoughts? Click here for a full article.

[Thanks, KORraN]

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released, Core Developer Leaves Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 22 Comments

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released

It seems that Dragonfly is not yet dead. 4 months after releasing the initial stable build of Opera Dragonfly, it has now been updated to the version 1.1.

In the official post, David Storey wrote, “around 3 and a half months ago we launched version 1.0″, which is not actually true as Opera Dragonfly 1.0 was releases on May 4th and that was 4 months ago. While that’s nitpicking, it looks like even its developers are ashamed of the release cycle train wreck that Opera Dragonfly had.

Furthermore, David Storey, a guy who is responsible for the Opera Dragonfly development, has announced that he will be leaving the company, right after 1.1 release.

For all the new features and changes, see the original post.

[Thanks, MarkG, Mikah]

Opera 11.51 Is Out!

By | August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera 11.51 Is Out!Going by what the Choose Opera blog has to say, Opera’s Desktop Team has been rather busy these past few days. The reason? Well, while working on Opera 12.00, they also managed to release Opera 11.51 which brings along security and stability updates.

There are also some minor tweaks and fixes for all platforms. The latest Opera version also supports the Full Screen application mode introduced in Mac OS X Lion.

As always, the newest version of Opera can be downloaded from here.

Opera Software Q2 2011 Financial Results

By | August 30, 2011 | 4 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2011 Financial ResultsRecently, Opera Software has released their financial results for the Q2 of 2011. According to the report, there are now more than 200 million Opera users that use web browser every month, which suggests that Opera Software counts its users if they open the program at least once every 30 days.

2Q 2011 Financial highlights

Total revenue (MNOK): 214.8 (2Q11) vs. 168.9 (2Q10)
Desktop user growth 20% versus end of 2Q10
Over 122 million Opera Mini users
Over 200 million Opera users
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Alternative Windows Phone 7 Web Browsers? We Need Them

By | August 30, 2011 | 13 Comments

Dear Opera,

Please bring Opera Mobile with Opera Turbo to Windows Phone 7. Seriously, the only reason why I (and probably few other people) haven’t switched to WP7 is because of the lack of web page compression in IE9.

Thank you.

Signed, current and potential WP7 users.