Category: Opera

Opera Hints At The Google Chrome Like Release Cycle

By | May 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

Opera Hints At The Google Chrome Like Release CycleIn order to calm down some of the most dedicated fans out there, Adam Minchinton, Opera developer for Mac, has issued a statement, claiming that there is a lot more to come and yes, they made a list of features that you demanded. Unfortunately, it was not shared publicly.

As far as release cycles go, gone are Beta and Alpha builds, instead we will get a yet another naming scheme just for the sake of it. I mean, why would you use clear and well known descriptions when you can make up random names like Aurora, Dev, Nightly, Next, you name it.

This is what we will get:
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Download Opera 15 Next

By | May 28, 2013 | 34 Comments

Download Opera 15 NextThe first preview version is here.

For better or worse, Opera has just released the very first build of its WebKit based web browser that aims to blend some of the key Opera features with a far superior rendering engine.

However, before you start giggling like a little school girl, it should be noted that this is a very basic build that lacks tons of features, including basics such as: bookmark importer, bookmarks (that could be replaced with a “Stash”) and other, lesser used features like RSS Reader, customization options, Opera Link, Linux builds and so on. Also, since it uses WebKit, there are no 64 bit builds for Windows.
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Opera 14 For Android Drops The Beta Tag

By | May 22, 2013 | 9 Comments

Opera 14 For Android Drops The Beta TagForget opera:config

This is it, guys. A reboot of the Opera web browser for Android is here and it has just dropped the Beta tag.

As we reported back in March, the new version of Opera dropped its own rendering engine in favor of the WebKit that is likely to be replaced with Google’s Blink in the coming future. As far as other changes go: a fresh UI, improved download manager, automatic text wrap and more.
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April, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Opera Mini, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Internet Explorer – Down

By | May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments


As always, we start with Apple’s Safari, which is yet to be challenged by any other web browser. This time its market share has decreased by 2.37 points, from 61.79% to 59.42%.
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April, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | May 13, 2013 | 7 Comments


It’s that time of the month again as we gather data from the NetApplications to get a clearer picture of the ongoing browser wars. What has changed since last time? Let’s find out.
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Trond Werner Hansen Responds To Opera’s Claims

By | April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trond Werner Hansen Responds To Opera's ClaimsOffers the other side of the coin.

Yesterday, Opera revealed that they are suing one of its ex-employees, Trond Werner Hansen, who allegedly leaked trade secrets to Mozilla. Now, the man himself has decided to provide further details and explain the reason behind the case.

According to Hansen, after leaving Opera in 2006 he had an idea about developing a striped down version of a web browser, which would not only be an open source project but also have a unified search and address field as well as provide contributions to a green cause. As it turns out, Google had a similar idea too as they released Chrome few years later.
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Opera Sues Its Ex-Employee For $3.4 Million

By | April 29, 2013 | 20 Comments

Opera Sues Its Ex-Employee For $3.4 MillionClaims he took trade secrets to Mozilla.

Now here is a new drama for you. Apparently, Opera Software is suing one of its visionary ex-employees, Trond Werner Hansen, who joined the company in 1999 and worked till 2006, then left shortly after only to join for another year from 2009 to 2010.

Why visionary? According to the claims, he was behind a lot of innovations that everyone loves, including tabbed browsing, speed dial, mouse gesture and integrated search.
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Opera Mini 7.5.2 For Android Released

By | April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 7.5.2 For Android ReleasedBe careful about the fonts.

Now here is a small Opera Mini update that will keep you happy for a while: 7.5.2. While not bringing any significant changes, the following release offers some page layout improvements as well as various stabilization fixes.

However, there are a couple more changes that are receiving a lot of negative feedback (at least in the comment section here and here). Due to font improvements for high resolution devices and font calculation method, people report that the text is now too small so please keep that in mind before upgrading.
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March, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Opera – Down

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to Net Applications, we have a fresh set of market share data for you, which doesn’t look that different from the last month, to be honest. Let’s check it out.
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Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)Alive and still kicking.

While we wait for the very first build of Opera with Blink, here is something to distract you, at least for a little while.

The changelog itself is minor and includes a couple of bug fixes. However, it’s pretty understandable given the current sitaution.
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