Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta 2 for Symbian Released

By | September 29, 2010

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta 2 for Symbian ReleasedOpera Software has just released the second beta of Opera Mobile 10.1 web browser.

This version introduces an ARM optimized version of Opera’s JavaScript engine called Carakan, which is approximately 4 times faster than its predecessor.

On the side note, Sony Ericsson has recently announced its plans to get rid of Symbian platform completely. This leaves Nokia the only company that still manufactures and develops Symbian OS devices.


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  1. paul says:

    I’m sure they (Sony Ericsson) said they would not be making any more at the moment, meaning android is making them more money at present, which means they should eventually roll one or two out in the future.

    • That’s true. However, honestly, do you (or any of FavBrowser readers) think that Symbian has a chance in the upcoming future?

      Personally: Maemo – yes, Symbian – no chance, it’s old and pretty much dead OS.

      Just my 2 cents.

      • Andylee says:

        I also don’t think Symbian has a very bright future. For sure, it will be quite present for another 3-4 years as the low-end mobile phones still run it especially in africa/south america/asia, but in the high-end level symbian is totally lost.
        Maemo may have a minor share there for the next years as it is very open for manipulation by tech-geeks (some of my student colleges have maemo phones for emulating nintendo machines on it and stuff of the like).
        The rest is: Android getting stronger and stronger, winphone struggling at kind of 5% market share and iOS slowly decreasing and retreating to an apple-like level of around 10%.

  2. nobody says:

    i would love to hear what opera management will tell to shareholders when asked:
    “why youve just dumped X millions into a symbian and there is no opera mobile for android yet?”
    “why do you sped millions on a platform that is still nowhere (meego) and there is still no opera mobile for platform that grows by 100%s percent each year”
    id so love to be there when these questions get asked..

    • everybody says:

      There is Opera Mobile for Android, but right now it’s only preinstalled on new devices. That means normal version should be soon available.

    • nvm says:

      N0bbie fails again. Opera Mobile has already shipped onAndroid devices. Shareholders are probably very pleased. But nobbie will continue to talk about things he has no clue about,  LOL.

  3. Mark says:

    Symbian is dying, WinMobile was stillborn.   Only Android  and perhaps iOS and RIM matter anymore.
    It’s shocking that Opera is not available for Android, after priding themselves for so long on platform availability.

    • Crackerflack says:

      Opera is available for Android. Opera Mini has been available for download for a long time, and Opera Mobile is available to operators and OEMs. Clearly the platform availability is there.