Opera announced yesterday the arrival of the first “point” update to its world renowned mobile browser, Opera Mobile 11. The latest version, Opera Mobile 11.1, is now available for download from the Android Market.
According to Opera, the update contains changes and new stuff that the development team gathered from user feedback. New features have been incorporated to “make browsing on an Android…easier than ever before.” The chief feature highlights of the update are support for Google AutoComplete, domain auto-suggest, and improvements to text selection.
Under the hood, Opera has upped Opera Mobile’s rendering engine to Opera Presto 2.8.149. The upgrade is supposed to improve page loading performance and better compliance with standards. Opera Mobile 11.1′s HTML5 performance, for instance, places the browser at the top with an HTML5test.com score of 269 points. The performance test was done on a Samsung Galaxy S II.
Here’s the full list of changes and new features in Opera Mobile 11.1:
Is Opera the default browser on your Android device? Why or why not?
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I’ve used Opera’s products since they first became public over ten years ago and since that time, I’ve watched as their products have become better and better, always staying ahead of their competition with their innovative functionality, much of which is added to competing browsers far later.
With regards to Opera Mobile, it is of course my default browser as it is faster, easier to use, more secure and natively synchronizes most content with my computer, including all of my bookmarks whilst maintaining the folder structure!