Category: Opera

Opera Mini 5 Beta for Android

By | March 11, 2010 | 4 Comments

Opera Mini 5 Beta for Android

Today Opera Software has released the very first beta of Opera Mini 5 web browser for Android platform.

Just like all the latest Opera Mobile/Mini versions, it is packed with fresh user interface that includes speed dial. Some of the other great features are: password manager and data synch (Opera Link).

You may download it via Opera.com as well as Android market.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.

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Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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Opera 10.50, Rushed, Unstable and Fast

By | March 9, 2010 | 86 Comments

Opera 10.50, Rushed, Unstable and FastJust before Opera 10.50 Final release, BetaNews has published an article called “Is Opera 10.5 ready for the March 1 ‘choice screen?’” which provides some great points (thanks to nobody for link).

Well, why not give it a try? After using Opera for about a week (~12 hours/day), I come up to the following conclusion: it was rushed, yet again.

One of the things I adore about Opera Software are their innovations. However, when it comes to releasing Final builds (major release), it’s usually the same story. Continue Reading

Opera Downloads Triples, Ballot Screen to “Blame”?

By | March 4, 2010 | 18 Comments

Opera Downloads Triples, Ballot Screen to According to Rolf Assev, Opera’s chief strategy officer, desktop browser downloads has tripled in some of the countries, since the launch of ballot screen.

Although Opera 10.50 Final was released at the time of ballot screen debut (1 day difference), he added: “We compared the downloads against previous launches, such as Opera 10.0, 10.10 and 9.5, and the tripling is above what we would normally expect with a new version launch”.

Waiting for download numbers…

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

By | March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Opera 10.50, the Evolution of Performance

By | March 2, 2010 | 28 Comments

One of our readers, Daniel Hendrycks has spent quite some time benchmarking all the weekly/nightly builds of Opera 10.50 web browser, to give you a glimpse, on how its performance has evolved.

Opera 10.50, Evolution of Performance Continue Reading

Opera 10.50 Final Released

By | March 2, 2010 | 88 Comments

Opera 10.50 Final Released
Just as expected, today Opera Software has released the final version of Opera 10.50 for Windows, with Mac and Linux versions soon to follow.

In case you don’t know yet, Opera 10.50 has received a significant performance boost, thanks to their new JavaScript and rendering engines. Updated look and new features are also in the package.

What’s new?
Better integration with the Windows operating system
Opera “O” tab and menu Continue Reading

Opera 10.50 RC Released

By | February 28, 2010 | 22 Comments

Opera 10.50 RC ReleasedIt appears that Opera is really pushing for Opera 10.50 Final release (more on that in the upcoming article), as Opera 10.50 RC has been just released, few days after Beta 2; and just like Beta 2, this build is Windows only release.

Besides bug fixes and continuous stabilization, release candidate received a new feature, which allows to seek through video that is not yet completelly downloaded.

Download:
Windows MSI / Windows Classic

Thanks to MarkG for news tip.

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Opera 10.50 Beta 2 Released

By | February 25, 2010 | 47 Comments

Opera 10.50 Beta 2 ReleasedOne more Opera 10.50 Beta has been released by Opera Software, as company continues to stabilize and improve web browser.

Highlights (changelog)
Skin work, and tweaked styling of internal pages (opera:* and error pages)
Improved opera:config
Improved overlay authentication dialogs to avoid spoofing Continue Reading

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

By | February 24, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial ResultsEarlier this week, Opera Software has revealed their Q4 2009 financial results. Some of the highlights are:

Opera Mobile: 47 new models in 2009, shipments of 4.2 million.
Opera Mini: 172 new models in 2009

Opera Desktop: Users up 37% since 4Q08 (up 11% vs3Q09)
• Revenue up 20% (up 37% on constant currency basis)
• Successful launch of Opera 10 and 10.10
• Users up 125% since 4Q07 to approximately 46 million in December 2009 Continue Reading