Months and months after the continuous Internet Explorer’s market share decline, Microsoft’s web browser has finally breached the 50% mark and now sits at the 49.58%, down from 50.97% (1.39 point decrease).
Will use its own creation instead.
Nokia, the largest handset manufacturer in the world, is known to use the Opera Mini web browser in some of its products. However, things are about to change as with the launch of four new Series 40 devices, Nokia has decided to use its own web browser instead.
In order to end the continuous user confusion and strengthen its position in the Android market, Opera Software will ditch both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers in favor of a hybrid option, according to the company officials.
Up until now, users had to decide, go with the Opera Mini and let its servers handle web pages rendering or chose a traditional approach and install Opera Mobile, which transfers such tasks to the consumer device.
Today, Opera Software has released its second security and stability update for the Opera 11.5 web browser.
The key driver for today’s release comes from the former security vulnerability, which allowed the arbitrary code execution when hackers manipulated fonts in SVG.
Furthermore, Opera 11.52 includes few other fixes, one being a crash when downloading via BitTorrent while another one caused web browser to freeze when adjusting volume on a YouTube HTML5 Video.
If you prefer to download update manually, please visit the following page. As for other users, they will be prompted to upgrade upon web browser launch.
Brings data usage reports and other goodies.
Opera Software, the Norwegian browser maker, has recently released an update for both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers.
According to the company report, Android only updates now include a “Data Usage” view, which (when Opera Turbo, a web page compression technology, is enabled) allows users to see their bandwidth savings.
With the release of Opera 12, users can now enjoy search suggestions. However, if you are one of those people (myself included) who are not particularly happy about this change, here is a simple solution to disable already mentioned functionality:
- Type opera:config#UserPrefs|ShowSearchesInAddressfieldAutocompletion in the address bar.
- Uncheck the “Show Searches In Addressfield Autocompletion” checkbox.
- Reward yourself with a cookie, job well done.
Now here is something to help you pass the time. Emberwind, the arcade title made by Indie developers, has been ported to HTML5 by Opera Software for your (and their own) enjoyment.
Don’t worry, it’s not as boring as some “playable” tech demos, check it out.
This is it folks, the alpha version of Opera 12 has been just released, bringing performance improvements and other goodies.
According to the official report, Opera 12 includes hardware acceleration support, which currently uses OpenGL backend. However, DirectX support is coming as well.