Two weeks after releasing the very first Opera 12.13 snapshot, Norwegian browser maker has just announced the final build of Opera 12.13.
Although it does not bring any mind blowing changes, you will get a new standalone update checker, which is said to improve the overall reliability of the auto update mechanism. In addition to that, Opera 12.13 patches 4 security vulnerabilities, so unless you like holes in your software, it should be a no-brainer download.
No signs of Opera 13 yet.
If you are eager enough to ditch the latest stable build of Opera and play within something fresh instead, the first Opera 12.13 build might be enough to satisfy your hunger.
For better or worse, the very first pre-beta release does not include any drastic changes. On a positive note though, it should be pretty stable.
Android and iOS only.
Now here is something you won’t see every single day. In an effort to stay relevant in the mobile space, it looks like Opera is open to all kinds of crazy ideas and one of them was just revealed. As learned by Pocket-lint, Norwegian browser maker has dropped their own rendering engine (codenamed Presto), which powers a wide range of products (Opera Mobile, Opera Desktop, Opera Mini, Opera Wii Browser and their TV Web Browser), in favor of WebKit, which since became a standard among developers.
Devices SDK as well.
To kick off the CES 2013, Opera Software has revealed a new TV app store and framework, allowing users to enjoy a great new selection of HTML5 apps. In an effort to integrate web with TV, Opera has also included a new side by side feature, which enables you to use apps in the context of what you are watching.
December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Firefox, Safari – Down
When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they?
Ever wanted to know what happened to web browsers before (and after) the world has come to an end? Well, now you can, we have the technology.
If you are addicted to both Opera and Instagram then here is something to distract you even more: a Speed Dial extension, which displays photos from your album.
Sounds interesting? Then head over to the following page and download the “Speedie-gram” add-on.
Hey, the year is not over yet as here comes what will probably be the last stable Opera 12 update in 2012.
Bringing the usual stability and performance improvements, the following build also includes a total of 3 security fixes, including a patch for the malformed GIFs.
As far as other tweaks go, there is nothing else worth mentioning.
Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5
Now here is something for the Android users.
Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.
You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.