Category: Opera

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an End

By | December 3, 2009 | 25 Comments

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an EndIf everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.

Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”

What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.

Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.

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Opera Mobile 10 Beta 2 Is Here

By | December 2, 2009 | 3 Comments

Opera Mobile 10 Beta 2 Is Here

Got to love Wednesdays and Thursdays. Usually, that’s when software vendors release new applications and various updates. One of such releases is Opera Mobile 10 Beta 2 for both, Symbian/S60 and Windows Mobile handsets. Just like Opera Mini 5 Beta 2, this version also includes Opera Link and download manager. Also, some bug fixes and few other improvements.

Changelog Continue Reading

Opera Mini 5 Beta 2, Now with Progressive Loading

By | December 2, 2009 | 4 Comments

Opera Mini 5 Beta 2, Now with Progressive LoadingHere comes a new beta of Opera Mini 5 web browser. While fixings various bugs, Opera Mini team has also included few other new features:

Download manager
Opera Link
Progressive loading

What exactly progressive loading is?
As they explained: Progressive loading means that pages you load are sent to your device in ‘chunks’. Previously in Opera Mini, your page would be displayed once the entire page has reached your device. However, now your browsing experience will be faster and better, just like on your desktop.

To download, just visit m.opera.com/next using your mobile phone.

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November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – Down

By | December 1, 2009 | 8 Comments

November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – DownIt’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.

Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).

With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.

After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

By | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Opera 10.20 Alpha Revealed

By | November 25, 2009 | 46 Comments

Opera 10.20 Alpha Revealed

Now that’s a pleasant surprise. Today, Opera Software has released first alpha build of Opera 10.20 web browser.

While 10.10 focused on Opera Unite, this version aims to improve Opera Widgets, as one of its new features allows running them beyond the web browser. As for now, they have not yet added any “non-wdiget” features.

For some more details and download links, please visit the following page.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

By | November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.

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Opera 10.10 Out Now

By | November 23, 2009 | 13 Comments

Opera 10.10 Out Now

Today, Opera Software has released a final version of Opera 10.10 desktop web browser.

Users can now enjoy Opera Unite, as it has the following applications already pre-installed:

Opera Unite Home
File Sharing
Fridge
Media Player
Messenger
Photo Sharing
Web Server

Also, according to Opera, it includes security and stability enhancements as well.

Changelog (Windows).
Download.

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Opera Software Renews Search Agreement With Google, Signs New Mobile Search Deal

By | November 20, 2009 | 7 Comments

Oslo, Norway, November 20, 2009. Opera Software ASA and Google Inc. have entered into a new agreement to integrate Google as the default search partner for the Opera mobile browsers (Opera Mobile & Opera Mini). This agreement replaces the agreement entered into on 27.02.2008 and is effective through October 30, 2011 and may be extended by Opera through October 30, 2012.

Oslo, Norway, November 20, 2009 – Opera Software ASA and Google Inc.
have renewed their current agreement to integrate Google as the default search partner for the Opera desktop and mobile browser. The agreement is effective through March 31, 2012 and Opera will continue to include Google search as a part of its user interface.

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Opera Mobile 10 Beta for Windows Mobile Released

By | November 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Few weeks after the Opera Mobile 10 Beta for Symbian availability, here comes Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile.

This release now includes a sexy browser UI from Opera Mini 5, with all the great features: new speed dial, visual tabs, etc. Also, it offers various performance, usability improvements, better touch screen navigation and more.

For download links and other details, visit the following page.

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