Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next Month

By | March 27, 2013 | 20 Comments


Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next MonthNo version 13.

Now here is something that should be taken with a huge amounts of salt, in fact, so much salt that you can get kidney stones.

Recently, we have received an anonymous tip that the very first public build of Opera 14 (with WebKit rendering engine) will be revealed next month, April that is.

On a side note, it looks like at least one of the Opera employees is already playing with the latest build as he recently tweeted:

Mucking around with Opera 14 desktop, seeing if I can select link text (much required, it seems

And one more thing, it looks like Opera is yet to decide on what to implement and what to leave behind:

The feature set for unreleased products is still undecided.

And now we wait.


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  • Muhammad Ubaid Raza

    Surely it is huge task to replace engine, and keep all the features. I just hope Dev succeed in keeping the features that defines Opera.

    • http://twitter.com/FavBrowser FavBrowser

      As long as they don’t implement Chrome like speed dial, I will be happy.

      • yankee

        Right, Google sniffing replaced by Opera’s sniffing. As Opera is transitioning to being an ad-company make no mistake they’ll mine your data as much as they can.
        Firefox is the only truly free alternative today.

        • Tiago Sá

          As it has always been the only truly free alternative…

        • Dante

          Firefox as free alternative? Are you sure? Firefox send data to Mozilla for safebrowsing feature by Google.
          Firefox start page run on Google services.

          • yankee

            I’d like you to point to references for your claims

    • http://twitter.com/FavBrowser FavBrowser

      As long as they don’t implement Chrome like speed dial, I will be happy.

    • MacVities

      Bear in mind Opera basically invented the modern web as we now know it (HTML5, CSS all came from Opera house), I have upmost faith in them doing the right things.

      Opera is full of smart people, and they know what makes Opera unique amongst browsers.

      • Jc

        Not anymore :p

        • MacVities

          No they kept the smart ones, cleared out all the chaff. You must know how that feels.

          • Blapidoup

            Not really no.

      • apád anyád

        AFAIK, CSS was first introduced in IE3.

  • IE10 User

    Finally a good Chromium without Google sniffing is going to be released!! Awwsome. Hopefully this get a respectful market share.

    • Mehran

      FYI, there are zillion alternatives out there:
      Comodo Dragon
      SRWare Iron
      .
      ..

    • Dante

      “Hopefully this get a respectful market share.”
      Yes, because main reason of switching of browser engine is in mobile market. Mobile Opera is 4-5 times more popular as desktop Opera and they can not expand on mobile with Presto because popular mobile platforms have strict restrictions for browsers.

  • NicolaMantovani

    sweet, can’t wait to leave chrome behind and go back to opera

  • http://hector-macias.blogspot.com Hector Macias Ayala

    They better dont ditch RSS/Mail Client.

  • Conroy

    i cant wait to test it out

  • Arioch The

    I still wonder if there would be much difference with Yandex Browser which was Chrome-fork with a subset of intergrated Opera features for a year now, and to some extent may by looked upon as a field-test of early OperaWebkit integration

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    “Recently, we have received an anonymous tip that the very first public build of Opera 14 (with WebKit rendering engine) will be revealed next month, April that is.”

    Awesome news source!!!!!