Category: Opera

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKit

By | April 4, 2013 | 38 Comments

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKitTune in tomorrow when Opera switches to Trident.

It looks like Apple is about to lose a yet another contributor, at least in the long term. After Google’s announcement that they will be moving away from WebKit, Opera Software announced that they too will contribute and use Blink to power their web browsers.
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March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments


It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
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Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next Month

By | March 27, 2013 | 20 Comments

Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next MonthNo version 13.

Now here is something that should be taken with a huge amounts of salt, in fact, so much salt that you can get kidney stones.

Recently, we have received an anonymous tip that the very first public build of Opera 14 (with WebKit rendering engine) will be revealed next month, April that is.

On a side note, it looks like at least one of the Opera employees is already playing with the latest build as he recently tweeted:
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February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | March 12, 2013 | 7 Comments


If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.
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February, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Chrome – Down

By | March 11, 2013 | 6 Comments


It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the latest market share trends for the mobile web browsers.
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Opera Browser For Android Is Here

By | March 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

Opera Browser For Android Is HereWith Opera Turbo rebranded as “Off-Road Mode”.

It looks like Opera Ice was simply a codename, as Norwegian browser maker has just announced the availability of its WebKit based web browser for Android. So how is it called? Opera Browser (Beta).

As we have seen in previous official and unofficial videos, Opera with WebKit brings a new take on the user interface, news reader, download manager and a private browsing mode (you know, for buying gifts).
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Opera Ice Hands On (Video)

By | March 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

Shipping in Q2 2013.

As promised by Opera Software some time ago, they have provided MWC journalists with a hands on opportunity of their latest (WebKit based) web browser, which is called Opera Ice.
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Opera Spins Off Ad Business

By | February 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Opera Spins Off Ad BusinessAcquisition rumors reemerge

With not so recent rumors about the upcoming Opera acquisition by Facebook (or possibly other companies), Opera Software has just announced that they will be spinning off their ad business into a separate entity: Opera Mediaworks, which, according to them, is now the largest mobile advertising network in the world.

However, while the spinoff itself is not exactly news worthy, ZDNet notes that Opera Software is now a much easier sell because a third party company can acquire its browser business without touching mobile advertising unit or vice versa.
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RIP Opera (1994-2013)

By | February 19, 2013 | 39 Comments

Opera Fires Core Developers, Petition To Open Source Presto Begins

By | February 19, 2013 | 15 Comments

Opera Fires Core Developers, Petition To Open Source Presto Begins

Veterans say that “Opera hasn’t been the same since founder Jon S von Tetzchner left”.

So I guess this is it? After almost 20 years, Opera is moving away from their in-house rendering engine. And just to confirm what was already a well-known fact, Norwegian browser maker has begun firing core employees, including veterans like Yngve Pettersen, André Shultz and Lasse Magnussen.
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