Opera archive

  • Opera SDK to power Bang & Olufsen's smart TV platform
    Televisions

    Opera SDK to power Bang & Olufsen's smart TV platform

    By 8 January 2014

    Bang & Olufsen has taken a leap forward with its smart TVs by adding the Opera Devices Software Development Kit. The Opera software will appear in BeoPlay V1 and BeoVision 11 TVs. This will mean smart apps that are ready for HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SVG...

  • Coast by Opera reinvents the browser for iPad with gesture and icon controlled interface
    Tablets

    Coast by Opera reinvents the browser for iPad with gesture and icon controlled interface

    By 9 September 2013

    The Opera Coast app aims to streamline the browsing experience. It's not here to replace Opera but to run alongside it. Websites are treated less as pages and more as apps. Opera went back to the drawing board to create this UI from scratch. Buttons such...

  • Opera TV Snap helps you turn your Dailymotion video channel into a Smart TV app in a minute
    Home Cinema

    Opera TV Snap helps you turn your Dailymotion video channel into a Smart TV app in a minute

    By 11 July 2013

    Opera has teamed with Dailymotion to create a new piece of software that can turn your Dailymotion video channel into a Smart TV application. And what's more, it takes less than a minute, the company says. Opera TV Snap allows the user to turn his or...

  • Opera 15 invites you to start your journey, download now for PC and Mac
    Apps

    Opera 15 invites you to start your journey, download now for PC and Mac

    By 2 July 2013

    The new Chromium-based Opera 15 browser has now come out of beta and is available to download for PC and Mac, promising a faster way of getting around the net. There's a host of features that are useful, although hardly unique, with the likes of Chrome...

  • Opera Next 15 for Windows and Mac now available, preview the new browser features
    Online

    Opera Next 15 for Windows and Mac now available, preview the new browser features

    By 28 May 2013

    A preview build of the new Opera browser is available to download for Mac and Windows. It adds a raft of new features to the desktop browsing experience and sets up Opera as a decent alternative to Google's Chrome, IE10, Safari and Firefox. The new version...

  • Opera browser beta for Android brings Off-Road mode, discovery and brand new look
    Online

    Opera browser beta for Android brings Off-Road mode, discovery and brand new look

    By 5 March 2013

    The new Opera browser for Android is now available in beta, joining the likes of Chrome, Firefox and Dolphin, in bringing the web to your pocket. As was revealed in a leaked corporate briefing video and subsequently confirmed by Opera Software ASA, the...

  • Opera acquires mobile browser company Skyfire for $155m
    Online

    Opera acquires mobile browser company Skyfire for $155m

    By 15 February 2013

    Following its move to WebKit this week, Opera has announced its acquisition of Skyfire, a company known for its own mobile web browser and video optimisation division. Opera says the deal is going down for $155 million in cash and stock and is expected...

  • Opera officially announces move to WebKit, Opera Ice confirmed
    Online

    Opera officially announces move to WebKit, Opera Ice confirmed

    By 13 February 2013

    Back in mid-January, Pocket-lint exclusively revealed that Opera is in the process of developing a new mobile and tablet web browser called Opera Ice, and posted an internally shot video of the software in action. We also revealed that the browser had...

  • Opera Ice: New browser for Android and iPhone coming February uses WebKit (video)
    Online

    Opera Ice: New browser for Android and iPhone coming February uses WebKit (video)

    By 18 January 2013

    Opera Software, the company behind the popular browser of the same name, will launch a new smartphone and tablet browser called Opera Ice in February, Pocket-lint can exclusively reveal. It is an attempt to stay relevant and take the fight to Google and...

  • Download the Opera Pioneer CarBrowser App for in-car web surfing
    Apps

    Download the Opera Pioneer CarBrowser App for in-car web surfing

    By 24 September 2012

    Opera Software has made its Pioneer CarBrowser app available for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, an application that works in tandem with Pioneer’s built-in touchscreen displays for an in-car web browsing experience.  The app itself is powered by Opera...

  • Now Facebook is recommending Opera as its go-to browser
    Online

    Now Facebook is recommending Opera as its go-to browser

    By 1 June 2012

    Facebook is no longer recommending its members to use Google’s Chrome web browser when visiting the social networking site. The company, which recently set its IPO share price, valuing itself at a whopping $104 billion, has replaced Google Chrome in...

  • Facebook working on its own smartphone - out next year claims NY Times
    Phones

    Facebook working on its own smartphone - out next year claims NY Times

    By 28 May 2012

    Facebook has hired a number of former Apple employees to work on a new Facebook phone codenamed “Buffy”. The New York Times says “more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on...

  • Is Facebook about to buy Opera to create own Facebook browser?
    Online

    Is Facebook about to buy Opera to create own Facebook browser?

    By 25 May 2012

    A Facebook browser that would allow you keep up to date with your social life from in-built plug-ins and features on the menu bar could be on the cards. Pocket-lint has heard from one of its trusted sources that the social networking giant is looking...

  • New look Opera launched as browser hits 200 million user mark
    Online

    New look Opera launched as browser hits 200 million user mark

    By 28 June 2011

    Opera has gone stats bonkers with its newest release of its browser. The company has plenty to celebrate, topping 200 million users across all of its platforms.  Whilst that might only mean a 2.4 per cent share of the market, the browser seems plentiful...

  • Opera provides Safari alternative for iPad and iPhone users
    Apps

    Opera provides Safari alternative for iPad and iPhone users

    By 24 May 2011

    Back in March Opera release Opera Mini 6 for J2ME, Android, BlackBerry and Symbian and now its iOS' turn to get in on the fun - with the iPad and iPhone version of Opera Mini 6 landing. “I would compare it to walking onto the stage and hearing the roar...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #37
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #37

    By 4 April 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast has been vajazzled this week as Rik, Stu and Dan explain the real story behind the special edition Virgin Media TiVo box, created for The Only Way is Essex girls, Sam Faiers and Jessica Wright. They also chose their favourite...

  • Opera: Consumers will expect to have browser in TV of tomorrow
    Online

    Opera: Consumers will expect to have browser in TV of tomorrow

    By 1 April 2011

    Opera co-founder Jon von Tetzchner believes that people will soon expect to have a browser on their television, allowing them to surf the net from the comfort of their sofa.  “It’s very simple to me. We want a browser on our TV,” he exclusively...

  • Opera revamps its on-the-go browsers
    Online

    Opera revamps its on-the-go browsers

    By 22 March 2011

    Opera has released new versions of both of its on-the-go browsers (Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6) - the world's most popular mobile platforms. The difference between the two browsers is that Opera Mini reduces pages down to around a tenth of their...

  • Opera 11.10 browser (Barracuda) released
    Online

    Opera 11.10 browser (Barracuda) released

    By 17 March 2011

    Opera Software, the company behind the Opera browser, has “set loose” the beta of its latest version of the browser – Opera 11.10. The new release, codenamed “Barracuda” comes as Internet Explorer 9 enjoys being downloaded 2.35m in the first...

  • VIDEO: Opera touch browser for tablets
    Tablets

    VIDEO: Opera touch browser for tablets

    By 4 January 2011

    It really is a sneak peak, and it doesn't give much away - but the news that Opera is finally making its way onto our tablets is good news. The Norwegian company has given us this first glimpse of the Opera for tablet browser in action and will be unveiling...

  • Opera 11 wants you tab stacking
    Online

    Opera 11 wants you tab stacking

    By 16 December 2010

    Opera 11 has gone live, bringing a wealth of new features to the browser. In terms of browser market share, Opera has dropped down to fifth place since Google's Chrome went on the rampage, but its 1.93 per cent share includes a dedicated core following...

  • Opera Mobile 10.1 beta pops up on Android
    Phones

    Opera Mobile 10.1 beta pops up on Android

    By 9 November 2010

    Opera Mobile 10.1 has landed in the Android Market and is available now as a free download. Recently Opera Mini 5.1 was freed from its beta shackles, but the Mobile version (the difference being that in Opera Mini, the Opera Presto browser engine is located...

  • Opera Mini lands for Nokia devices
    Phones

    Opera Mini lands for Nokia devices

    By 28 October 2010

    Oslo-based Opera has announced that its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini, is now available to Nokia users on their Symbian handsets. Opera Mini 5.1 beta replaces the Java-based Opera versions that S60 users had to make do with, and adds a number of...

  • Opera Mini 5.1 for Android freed from its beta shackles
    Phones

    Opera Mini 5.1 for Android freed from its beta shackles

    By 14 July 2010

    Opera Mini, the world's most most popular mobile browser, has shed its beta tag for its Android version with the stable release of Opera Mini 5.1. There's no major differences between the beta 5.0 and the new release except that 5.1 has improved its compatibility...

  • Opera joins Apple to gang up on Adobe
    Online

    Opera joins Apple to gang up on Adobe

    By 7 May 2010

    Adobe, fresh from its stinging attack from Apple supremo Steve Jobs, has now come under fire from Opera's Phillip Grønvold. Grønvold, speaking to Tech Radar said: "You can cook an egg on [devices] once you start running Flash on them". Grønvold stated...