Opera Browser beta for Android now available via the Play Store

Mar 5, 2013
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Opera Browser beta for Android now available via the Play Store

During Mobile World Congress earlier this month, Opera showed off its all new browser, which it had announced last month. This browser, which is the full deal, has been built from the ground up and utilizes the WebKit rendering engine, the same used by Chrome. The browser is in beta mode, and is now available to Android users via the Google Play Store.

While there are some visual components you'll recognize, such as the Speed Dial landing page, the user interface has been reconstructed from the ground up. To make things ideal for mobile users, the browser's new design focuses heavily on gestures, reducing tapping and speeding up the rate at which users can flip through tasks. Opera states that the redesign offers a "superior user experience."

There's Off-Road Mode that users of Mini will recognize, utilizing server caching in order to provide fast browsing outside of high-speed mobile data zones. Users can toggle Off-Road Mode on and off via the Settings > Content menu. A personal news feed of sorts is offered via Discover, which makes it easy to stay updated on one's personal news preferences.

There's the features every user prefers in a web browser - pop-up blocking and an integrated download manager among them. The download manager can be used to save, rename, start, stop, and resume downloads. The browser's compatibility is currently listed as "varies with device." Have you downloaded it yet? Tell us what you think in the comments!

[via Android Police]


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