Opera Promises Opera Mini / Opera Mobile For The Windows Phone 8

By | October 1, 2012

Opera Promises Opera Mini / Opera Mobile For The Windows Phone 8

If SDK supports it.

Back in May, we wrote about the possibility of the Opera Mobile web browser for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets.

Now, according to the recent interview by Russian portal WinPhoneLive.ru with Vadim Makeev, web evangelist at Opera Software, the company will port Opera Mobile / Mini as soon as the SDK supports it

Unfortunately, we do not comment on timing. I can say one thing, as soon as the ability to release Opera Mobile/Mini for Windows Phone (SDK in this case) is available, we will immediately do it. That is a full SDK for developing in C, for which we could use an existing generic code written for all platforms. Not with the current SDK for the Windows Phone platform. As soon as it appears, we are porting Opera Mobile/Mini.

As reported earlier, WP8 does support the native code, however, since Windows Phone 8 SDK is still not publicly available, all we can do at this moment is wait.

In case you are interested in the developer features of Windows Phone 8, check the dev summit video below.

Since WP8 supports voice controls for all the app functions as well, there is a possibility that you will be able to bookmark sites or even open speed dial links by simply talking to your phone.

The future looks pretty exciting.

[Via WMPowerUser]

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Windows Phone User says:

    Very good news, are they going to beat the IE performance in end-to-end ?
    I think, IE on windows phone has hardware acceleration ? At least they have it today.

  2. Mark says:

    I’m sure the 10 people stupid enough to buy a Windows Phone, despite it being a dead ecosystem, will be overjoyed at this news.

  3. Guest says:

    No one wants to use a slow, crappy Facebook browser with no hardware acceleration