Category: Opera

Zii EGG Tested With Opera

By | September 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

Even though the Zii EGG is not yet launched, the development kit has been delivered to some testing hands, and it uses Opera as default web browser.

Opera is shown in video, starting from 4:44 and ending at 6:44.

Via engadget.com

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

By | September 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.

Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.

Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).

Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.

Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).

Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.

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

Opera 10 Release Debuts with New Ad

By | September 1, 2009 | 16 Comments

Just as planned, Opera 10 Final has been released earlier today. Including fresh look and new features:

Auto update
Online spell check
Speed dial and mail improvements
Visual tabs
Better performance
… and more

Download Opera 10 Final.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

By | August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

Thanks to Trygve Lie for links.

How Did EU/MS Case Affected Opera Desktop Users Growth?

By | August 28, 2009 | 67 Comments

How Did EU/MS Case Affected Opera Desktop Users Growth?Earlier today Opera Software has posted their Q2 2009 financial results which are pretty good.

However, with campaigns such as “Boycott Opera”, it is interesting to check on how EU and Microsoft case has affected Opera Desktop short term user growth.

Q1, 2009 – ~40 million use Opera for PCs
Q2, 2009 – 40 million use Opera for PCs

As you can see, Opera Software has not reported Q1 vs. Q2 desktop user growth (which was 13% in 1Q vs. 4Q08), which leads to speculation that case indeed, affected PC web browser.

Of course, this could also happen due to new competitor’s products, and things might get better with Opera 10 release (set for September 1st).

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Opera Software Q2 2009 Financial Results

By | August 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial ResultsToday Opera Software has revealed Q2 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Desktop users grew by 65% in 2Q vs 2Q08
29.1 million monthly users of Opera Mini in July 2009 (up 145% vs July 2008), which generated over 12 billion viewed pages (up over 223% vs July 2008)

Revenue (millions):
MNOK 172.4 (+53% vs 2Q08) Continue Reading

Opera 10 RC Released

By | August 25, 2009 | 47 Comments

Opera 10 RC ReleasedAfter 3 beta releases, Opera 10 has finally reached release candidate development stage. Although this is not a final version yet, it should be quite stable and might be ready for general use.

Opera 10 Final is set for September 1st release.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 24th

By | August 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 24th

Thanks to Chrome, Nox and Opera for links.

OS X: WebKit Outeperforms Chromium in JavaScript Benchmark

By | August 19, 2009 | 4 Comments

Ars Technica reports that the latest build of WebKit has outperformed Chromium by more than 15% in SunSpider benchmark.

They have also tested Safari 4.0.3, Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, Firefox 3.5.2, Camino 2.0 Beta 3 and Opera 10 Beta 3 web browsers.

OS X: WebKit Outeperforms Chromium in JavaScript Benchmark
Lower is better

NSS Security Test: More Details Emerge

By | August 18, 2009 | 11 Comments

NSS Security Test: More Details EmergeHere are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.

In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”

Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).

We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.

For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.

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