Opera 14 For Android Drops The Beta Tag

By | May 22, 2013

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.

For a complete list of changes see the following page.

Opera for Desktop is next.

Opera for Android

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  1. Kai says:

    So exited >-<

  2. NimeshT says:

    Typo: “… just dropped to Beta tag” should be “… just dropped the Beta tag”

  3. tnt277 says:

    dropped Beta tag to Opera Desktop :D. good news, I am so exited to wait Opera blink for Desktop

  4. Heath says:

    I actually hate it. I couldn’t get it to load anything and I hate the white UI. Wish I could change it to black. Link no longer works either. Flash videos and flash animations, which use to work in browser, no longer play. I hear they just BARELY got text wrap in there as well. Look at the reviews, every 3rd one is a 1 star. I’m not against them changing from Presto to Webkit or Blink, but they should have at least got the thing up to their standards of web browsing. At this point, they’re really no longer the number 1 mobile browser in my mind. It’s now a very, very sub par version of Chrome.

    • Mikah says:

      OK looked at the reviews on Google play 256,000 5* & 25,000 1* that’s one in ten you need to work on your math skills.
      I much prefer it to Chrome I like the discover feature & history you can get to swiping from the speedial & the text wrap is great.

      • Shadow says:

        I’m not sure but aren’t those combined ratings for all versions of the browser? From what I’ve seen there seem to be more 1 star reviews since the latest version was released. I guess Heath noticed that?

        I only tested the first release (not the minor update) and text wrap didn’t work too well there compared to before.

        • Mindsunwound says:

          there are over 30k 1 star reviews now… mine among them, I’ve reverted versions and halted updates, Opera v14 is a major $#¡‡ the bed move… if we wanted chrome, we wouldn’t have installed Opera.

  5. Heath says:

    So Opera has apparently realized they screwed up by releasing a pile of trash and hoping no one noticed instead of actually developing on their product during beta. They’re now posting on its bevy of one star reviews that they’re re-releasing version 12.1 as Opera Mobile Classic on the Play Store. The quick link is opera.com/o/omc. I WAS typing this on the new version 14 and it was so bad that it took me 30 minutes just to type it and then it crashed. I don’t know what Opera was thinking. I almost feel sorry for them with all the 1 stars they’re getting, but you can only feel so bad about someone crashing a plane and bringing you along for the ride.