In order to end the continuous user confusion and strengthen its position in the Android market, Opera Software will ditch both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers in favor of a hybrid option, according to the company officials.
Up until now, users had to decide, go with the Opera Mini and let its servers handle web pages rendering or chose a traditional approach and install Opera Mobile, which transfers such tasks to the consumer device.
While both versions have their own strengths and weaknesses, a hybrid version (due in 2012) will automatically detect the network capabilities and switch into Mini or Mobile mode, when required.
While we welcome such approach, there is little to no point on releasing a hybrid web browser when all you have to do now is enable the “Turbo” option in Opera Mobile web browser and enjoy the very same functionality that is found in Opera Mini.
[Thanks, Rafael Luik]
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