Category: Opera

Opera Launches Coast Web Browser

By | September 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Dumbed down meets intuitive?

If you’ve been looking for a yet another iPad web browser then Coast by Opera might as well be something to consider. Designed specifically for touch, it aims to replace constant tapping on the screen with swipe gestures. The problem (as with the majority of such UI’s) is that these so called “intuitive” gestures are hard to figure out.
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August, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | September 4, 2013 | 4 Comments


Another month and another gain for Internet Explorer, up by 0.99 point, from 56.61% to 57.60%.
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August, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Opera Mini, BlackBerry – Down

By | September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments


It’s autumn already as we take a look at what have had happened at the last month of summer.

Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser saw a pretty big dip, down from 58.75% to 55.46% (3.29 points decrease).
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Google Chrome & Opera Celebrates Their Birthdays

By | September 2, 2013 | 12 Comments

Google Chrome & Opera Celebrates Their BirthdaysNo cake for you.

If you need an excuse to start drinking on Monday mornings, then we are about to give you two.

As it turns out, Opera Software, which was founded on August 30, 1995, has recently celebrated its 18th birthday, making it one of the oldest browser makers in the world (fun fact: Internet Explorer 1 debuted on August 16, 1995).

Not only that but Google Chrome too was revealed at a similar timeframe (September 2, 2008), which today marks the five years of web browser innovation.
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Opera: Real Bookmarks Is Not Our Priority

By | August 31, 2013 | 21 Comments

Opera: Real Bookmarks Is Not Our PrioritySuggests installing as many extensions as possible.

If you’re one of the people who’ve delayed their upgrade plans from Opera 12 because of the missing bookmark functionality, then you are up for a disappointment.

According to the latest blog post (and comments by Odin Hørthe Omdal), you shouldn’t expect native bookmark functionality in the near feature as Opera’s first priority is the quick access bar. Instead, they suggest relying on the third party extensions, which doesn’t sound like a good idea.
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Opera 16 Final Now Available

By | August 28, 2013 | 6 Comments

Opera 16 Final Now AvailableGrab it now.

If developer builds is not exactly your cup of tea then you’d be happy to know that Opera has recently released the final version of Opera 16, which (among various bug fixes and performance improvements) includes a couple of nice features to play with.

First in the list is a support for Geolocation API, allowing web sites to track your location if required. In addition to that, opera:flags option is now back, so are jump lists and most importantly, the form auto-filler (yay!).
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Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6

By | August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6Safari 6 hides its face in shame.

It’s been a while since the last browser test and when the latest versions from all vendors are already pretty fast, why not measure something useful instead?

Well, that’s what guys from Sauce Labs did. They took a bunch of web browsers and looked at their error rate. The results? Take a look for yourself.
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Opera Software Q2 2013 Financial Results

By | August 21, 2013 | 13 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2013 Financial ResultsEverything is improving but the desktop.

After rebooting its web browsers, I am sure you are all wondering how exactly it did affect the overall Opera growth, especially on desktop.

Well, today we have the answer.

Financial Highlights
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Opera Still Has Plans For The Windows Phone

By | August 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

Opera Still Has Plans For The Windows PhoneNo ETA yet.

Despite rebooting its mobile platform and focusing on Android and iOS, it looks like Windows Phone users weren’t forgotten.

Guys at WPHub have inquired Opera Software about the possibility of Opera Mini / Mobile for WP and got the following answer:

We are aware that a lot of Windows phone users like you would like to have an Opera browser on their phones. The engineering team at Opera has this on their list.We will announce it as soon as it is ready

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Opera Logo Updated

By | August 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Opera Logo Updated

First it was Chrome, then Firefox. Now, it looks like Opera too has decided to update their logo and boy does it look familiar.

Considering that Opera 15 is a fresh start for the company, we’d prefer something fresh yet recognizable. Maybe something like these:
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