Category: Opera

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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Opera Sues Its Ex-Employee For $3.4 Million

By | April 29, 2013 | 20 Comments

Opera Sues Its Ex-Employee For $3.4 MillionClaims he took trade secrets to Mozilla.

Now here is a new drama for you. Apparently, Opera Software is suing one of its visionary ex-employees, Trond Werner Hansen, who joined the company in 1999 and worked till 2006, then left shortly after only to join for another year from 2009 to 2010.

Why visionary? According to the claims, he was behind a lot of innovations that everyone loves, including tabbed browsing, speed dial, mouse gesture and integrated search.
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Opera Mini 7.5.2 For Android Released

By | April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 7.5.2 For Android ReleasedBe careful about the fonts.

Now here is a small Opera Mini update that will keep you happy for a while: 7.5.2. While not bringing any significant changes, the following release offers some page layout improvements as well as various stabilization fixes.

However, there are a couple more changes that are receiving a lot of negative feedback (at least in the comment section here and here). Due to font improvements for high resolution devices and font calculation method, people report that the text is now too small so please keep that in mind before upgrading.
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March, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Opera – Down

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to Net Applications, we have a fresh set of market share data for you, which doesn’t look that different from the last month, to be honest. Let’s check it out.
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Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)Alive and still kicking.

While we wait for the very first build of Opera with Blink, here is something to distract you, at least for a little while.

The changelog itself is minor and includes a couple of bug fixes. However, it’s pretty understandable given the current sitaution.
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Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKit

By | April 4, 2013 | 38 Comments

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKitTune in tomorrow when Opera switches to Trident.

It looks like Apple is about to lose a yet another contributor, at least in the long term. After Google’s announcement that they will be moving away from WebKit, Opera Software announced that they too will contribute and use Blink to power their web browsers.
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March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments


It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
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Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next Month

By | March 27, 2013 | 20 Comments

Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next MonthNo version 13.

Now here is something that should be taken with a huge amounts of salt, in fact, so much salt that you can get kidney stones.

Recently, we have received an anonymous tip that the very first public build of Opera 14 (with WebKit rendering engine) will be revealed next month, April that is.

On a side note, it looks like at least one of the Opera employees is already playing with the latest build as he recently tweeted:
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February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | March 12, 2013 | 7 Comments


If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.
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February, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Chrome – Down

By | March 11, 2013 | 6 Comments


It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the latest market share trends for the mobile web browsers.
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