"Why," you're probably asking, "would I want another browser on my iPhone, when mobile Safari's the best one around?" Because Opera Mini on the iPhone makes pokey EDGE feel like 3G. Check it out.
With the impending arrival of the fantastic Opera Mobile, the Android browser wars have officially kicked off. But wait, Opera on Android? That sounds sort of familiar! Here's what's actually going on, and why this is great news:
Opera plainly states in the release notes that this is an early build of the browser, which means a few features are missing, the most conspicuous being full Flash and Google Gears support. But what what about regular browsing?
Skyfire, the server-compressed mobile browser that promises "the full web," i.e. Flash support, on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, has graduated from its excruciatingly long testing period. In a word, it's great.
Symbian is the planet's most popular smartphone OS—everywhere except the US, that is. It's also arguably the most boring. In this last, most urgent installment of the cellphone revitalization series, we alleviate your Symbian shame.
Despite being the obvious choice for WinMo browsing, Opera Mobile 9.5 is far from perfect. That said, the next release, due in a few months, might even put the likes of Mobile Safari to shame.
Opera Mini's final release addresses most of the problems we found in our beta test, and is available now in the 'Communications' category of the Android Market.
The latest beta for Opera Mobile 9.5 is out now. It adds a few things to the mix, but they're pretty big. Besides being faster, it now comes with widgets, making it the first mobile browser to offer extensions (though Firefox Mobile will be right behind it)—you can grab the SDK to make your own here. The five that…
Three of the best mobile browsers that act like grown up ones are Mobile Safari, Skyfire and Opera Mobile 9.5. Even though the latter two (both for Windows Mobile) are still betas, Laptop Mag decided to toss them all into a race anyway, seeing which could deliver piping hot content the fastest. They ran Opera and…
Since the desktop version of Opera 9.5 officially launched just a bit ago, you'd figure the mobile version would be close behind. You're right: Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta (for Windows Mobile) goes live July 15. It'll bring a lot of the desktop version's features down to your smartphone, including the same browser engine.…
[UPDATE: This ain't no Flash plugin. Read on.] It's no secret that our gold standard for mobile browsers is full Youtube support. Apparently, that ain't happening because Flash is a CPU and mem hog. So opera is working on a replacement plug in so phones can get in on some mobile video plugin action.