As expected, today Opera Software has released the second beta of Opera 10 web browser. Unlike Beta 1, this version does not include any new major features and focuses on various improvements and polishing instead.
The good news: instead of releasing RC, they have decided to maintain the quality and include one more Beta release.
The bad news: Opera Unite service was removed from this release.
Although Opera 10 Beta 2 is set for a release later this week, you may download it already from Opera Software FTP servers.
Unfortunately, changelog is not yet available.
Thanks to Daniel Hendryck for this.
Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.
Jon von Tetzchner (Opera Software CEO) has confirmed that Opera Mini would soon be widespread in the US through a deal with Motricity, a mobile content delivery platform in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
According to the StatCounter, last month Opera Mini had 2.4% US mobile market share. These numbers are much higher outside the US. Jon von Tetzchner added: “I do believe things are about to change in the U.S.”.
Yet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.
For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%
Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading
Adrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet has benchmarked Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and 3.0, Safari 4, Opera 10 (alpha!) and Chrome 2.0 browsers using SunSpider, V8 benchmarks.
Chrome 2 wins in both benchmarks which is followed by Safari 4. In the V8 benchmark suite however, other web browsers lag behind by up to 36 times.
Results are as follow: Continue Reading
One of the best things about Opera Mini server updates is that you don’t have to edit or download anything to enjoy them.
The latest upgrade offers enhanced site compatibility, synchronization improvements, a fix for web pages with internal links and download option for binary files.
For more details, see the announcement post.