After a couple of months of negotiations, it looks like both companies have finally agreed to the terms and have since signed the search partner agreement.
As a part of the contract, Google will be a default search provider for both Opera’s desktop and mobile web browsers.
Thankfully, the contract will expire in less than two years rather than months, on 01.08.2014.
Even though the final build of Opera 12 disabled the hardware acceleration feature by default with stability to blame, users still enjoyed another significant improvement: the out of process plugins.
July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.
With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).
With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.
Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
When it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.
Good news for the Opera users as here comes the first update for the Opera 12 branch.
According to the official blog post, the following release fixes a total of 5 security related vulnerabilities and brings dozens of other fixes that will enhance your overall browsing experience.
If you are interested in all the juicy changes, check the following page.
With the release of the latest mobile web trends report, Norwegian browser maker has announced that their mobile products (Opera Mini and Opera Mobile) are now used by more than 200 million people worldwide.
As it turns out, the majority of these numbers come from the Opera Mini (183 million users) while Opera Mobile is used by 17 million people.
For even more details and stats by countries, check the original report.
Some time ago, we wrote about the site that was supposed to crash Internet Explorer but as it turns out, it was cheating and crashed pretty much every browser once you change browser identification.
Well, today we have a new site for you: Crash Opera.
No tricks, just a simple .gif file and yes, it will crash Opera.
With the release of Opera 11.50, Norwegian browser maker has introduced a new, Google Chrome like skin, which was a part of the “Featherweight” project. As explained back then, the “goal has been to make Opera as light, bright and user-friendly as possible—without sacrificing power or flexibility”
So what happened next? Long story short, he left the company in mid-2011 to work for the Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet.