Opera has announced that it will be migrating to the open source WebKit HTML/CSS rendering engine for most of its new releases on Android smartphones, iOS, and on desktop computers.
Opera’s state of mobile advertising report says Android smartphones are on the rise, but iOS devices still lead the pack in terms of engagement and revenue.
Opera’s new software is a WebKit-based browser designed with touchscreen devices in mind. The browser is supposed to be Opera’s answer to Chrome and Safari, the two major browsers that use the WebKit engine.
Opera has launched an innovative mobile-based service called the Opera Web Pass, which is aimed at mobile web users especially coming from emerging markets. The new offer breaks the traditional business model where companies usually charge per MB data consumed by the user.
Opera, the popular browser for mobile devices, has released its State of Mobile Advertising report, in which Android as a platform is deemed lagging behind in revenues from advertising compared with arch-rival Apple. What’s even more interesting is that Android has even fallen behind BlackBerry in terms of revenue potential per user.
The latest release Opera Mobile browser offers some key features that make it so popular. First there is its Turbo mode, which is now complemented by SPDY. Then your Android phone will only download the binary intended for your particular platform, reducing data use and overhead.
Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera (all working closely with the W3C) have recently launched a website that plans to become a definitive resource for HTML 5, CSS 3, and any other web development technology meant to set standards across all platforms, including mobile.
Opera (the company behind Opera Mini, and Opera Mobile) has just released its monthly “State of the Mobile Web” report, this time focusing on the Asia Pacific region.
Since its first stable release back in December 11, 2008, Google Chrome was quick to gain popularity, taking just a few short years to become a major competitor in the bruising PC browser market.... During this time, Google did not shy away from promoting their Chrome web browser in every way that they could, and, with Google being quite a powerful company nowadays (now, that’s an understatement...
The built-in browser might suit your needs but you’re really missing out on a lot if you’re not using one of the browsers we have listed below. Best of all, they’re all (mostly) free.