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 excited. To celebrate they have done some interesting stat gathering, pointing to things like 896,980 as the highest recorded Frogger score, far less than Opera's new 11.50 browser has been downloaded. 

Opera has reigned in the UI of the browser to offer a much more sleek and simple experience. The "featherweight" approach to surfing is designed to be less intrusive when viewing websites. 

An overhaul of code has also brought the browser up to speed with competitors, expect a 10 to 15 per cent hike in performance. 

The really clever bit about 11.50 however is the addition of speed dial. Essentially a novel way to manage extensions, the new addition allows you to embed things into the dialer for direct access. Imagine a sort of home page with live versions of favourite sites. 

Password synchronisation across devices using the Opera browser is now also included. For some this means rapid access to web pages, for others a gaping hole in security. Best not to save any work passwords in case a phone gets left on the train. 

For those who fancy giving the new browser a try, head to Opera's homepage for a download.

What's your fave browser? Let us know in the comments below!

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.

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