Category: Opera

Meet Opera’s New Logo & Branding

By | September 23, 2015 | 4 Comments

Goes from Opera Software to Opera.

In case you missed, yesterday, Norwegian browser maker has announced its new logo and slogan. As you can see in the video above (or below), it brought back the 3D effect, which was missing since Microsoft went all in with the flat UI and influenced other companies as well.

Here is a pretty meaningless video, which (I guess) should inspire you:
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Google Chrome May Soon Become The Most Popular Mobile Web Browser

By | September 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.

Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.
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Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)

By | September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)Recently, Business Insider has posted an article, which includes a bunch of browsers market share data from 2008 all the way to 2015.

While it looks cool and interesting, we have decided to go one step further and blend all these images into a simple animation, giving you a better look on how exactly did the browsers battled for the dominance since 2008 and how was Internet Explorer (and then Firefox) overtaken by Google Chrome.

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New Opera Mini For Android Is Here

By | September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Opera Mini For Android Is HereWindows Phone version should be coming soon.

Some time ago, Norwegian browser maker has launched a new version of Opera Mini for iOS and now it looks like the very same technology has made it into the Android release as well.

What are we talking about? The ability to chose whether you want more data savings (extreme mode) or better sites compatibility (high data savings mode).
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Microsoft Edge Grabs 2% Of The Desktop Market Share

By | September 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Still not visible on the chart.

With more than 75 million of PCs running Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft Edge has finally received enough users to surpass at least one of the top 5 web browsers.
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July, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | August 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

With Microsoft releasing Windows 10, it will be interesting to see when will Microsoft Edge overtake Opera, Safari and other web browsers. However, before that happens, it’s time to do (probably) the last market share report where Edge still belongs to the “Other” category.

First (as always) is Internet Explorer, which is down from 54% to 53.47% (0.53 point decrease).
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July, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | August 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

As we are close to the end of the summer, it’s time to find out whether there have been any significant changes in the browser market share trends for the month of July.

Kicking things of with Safari, Apple’s browser is up again and is now close to the March, 2015 levels, from 41.66% to 42.44% (0.78 point increase).
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Opera Cuts Its Outlook, Looks For A Buyer

By | August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Cuts Its Outlook, Looks For A Buyer

For the second time in six months, Opera has cut its performance targets by 5-20% (blaming mobile sector) although is still expected to grow its revenues by around 45% year over year to $146 million
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Opera 31 Gets A 70% Performance Boost

By | August 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

Opera 31 Gets A 70% Performance BoostIn startup speed.

Today, Norwegian browser maker has released the final version of Opera 31, which (among other things) brings a pretty neat, 70% start up boost compared to the previous versions, with most gains being on the computes with slower hard drivers so those rocking SSDs should not see that much of a difference, although everything opens pretty much instantly anyway so…

As far as other features go, Discover feature has been redesigned and now includes a much better layout. On a side note, we would love to see the statistics on how many % of Opera users actually use this feature.
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Opera Mini Disappears From The Windows Phone Store

By | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Disappears From The Windows Phone Store Yes, again.

We are not exactly sure what is going on with either Microsoft or Opera but it looks like Opera Mini has disappeared again from the Windows Phone store, for a third time this year.

The good news? Opera Software is aware of the issue and are working with Microsoft to fix it.

Personally, we’d love to know exactly why this keeps happening.