Grab it now.
If developer builds is not exactly your cup of tea then you’d be happy to know that Opera has recently released the final version of Opera 16, which (among various bug fixes and performance improvements) includes a couple of nice features to play with.
First in the list is a support for Geolocation API, allowing web sites to track your location if required. In addition to that, opera:flags option is now back, so are jump lists and most importantly, the form auto-filler (yay!).
Safari 6 hides its face in shame.
It’s been a while since the last browser test and when the latest versions from all vendors are already pretty fast, why not measure something useful instead?
Well, that’s what guys from Sauce Labs did. They took a bunch of web browsers and looked at their error rate. The results? Take a look for yourself.
No 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
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:
No bookmarks yet.
After the new releases from Google and Mozilla, it looks like Opera too has decided to reveal its first preview build of Opera 17, which actually includes a fair amount of widely requested (and much needed) improvements.
For example, you will now have an option to manage search engines and assign letters for separate search engines (such as “g” for Google). Ability to pin tabs is now also available as well as startup preferences like last session, speed dial, etc.
July, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
It’s hot as hell out there but the posts must flow (there’s a Dune reference somewhere), especially when it comes to tech news.
Kicking things of with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s big blue browser just keeps edging higher, up from 56.15% to 56.61% (0.46 point increase).
July, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down
In the least eventful time of the year (summer that is), we got a fresh set of data from Net Applications, which, depending on your browser of choice and fanboyism levels, will either make or break your day.
No mail reader in sight.
It looks like guys at Opera are busy working on features that did not make it to the final build of Opera 15. Today, they have added a support for Windows jumplists and auto form filler with more to come in the very near future.
According to Sebastian Baberowski, Opera is currently working on bookmarks, Opera Link, tab improvements (such as ability to pin them) as well as themes that should ease the transition pain when migrating from v12 to v16. Thankfully, they promised to release a new build featuring some of these enhancements in “a few weeks”, so stay tuned.
Better late than never.
Now here is a piece of good news for you, thanks to a very vocal and passionate community that just won’t shut up, Opera has decided to bring back bookmark functionality in the future builds.
Unfortunately, there is no ETA although guys at Opera hinted that it is a priority. Interestingly enough, they also said that “it won’t be a clone of Opera 12” (whatever that means) but as long as it’s a proper bookmarking implementation, we should be fine.