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Opera TV Store brings HTML 5 apps to the small screen

Opera TV Store brings HTML 5 apps to the small screen

Opera has announced that it will bring apps to the connected TVs out there in a big way. Opera is giving TV OEMs and devs tools to construct HTML 5 apps for the TV. The apps will be offered via the Opera TV Store that will need to be implemented into connected TVs by the TV OEMs. Opera does say that the Opera TV Store will extend beyond the TV to make the store "an all-device experience."

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Opera Mini 6 hits iPad and iPhone

Opera Mini 6 hits iPad and iPhone

Opera has released Opera Mini 6 for iOS, including an iPad version as well as support for the iPhone 4 Retina Display. The new browser has an updated UI with tabbed, thumbnailed browsing and smoother pinch-zooming and panning. There's also the ability to open new pages in background tabs.

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Opera Mini yanked from GetJar over app store competition

Opera Mini yanked from GetJar over app store competition

Opera may have beat rivals like Amazon to the punch with its new Opera Mobile Store, offering browser-based access to apps across various mobile platforms, but the new service has had an undesired side-effect: getting Opera Mini booted from GetJar. The download service confirmed this morning that "Due to violations of our T&C's Opera Mini has been banned from GetJar," going on to suggest that users "download Bolt, UCweb, Dolphin, Layar or Sqauce and others as needed" instead.

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Opera Mac App Store 17+ rating too low jibes browser VP

Opera Mac App Store 17+ rating too low jibes browser VP

Opera has become the first non-native web browser to arrive in the Mac App Store, and as per Apple's normal policies has been slapped with a 17+ age rating. That's not upsetting VP of desktop products Jan Standal, however, who sees the classification - deemed necessary by Apple since all the filthy internet is viewable through a browser - as the perfect opportunity for a joke. "I'm very concerned," Standal says, "seventeen is very young, and I am not sure if, at that age, people are ready to use such an application."

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Opera Mini Coming to the iPad

Opera Mini Coming to the iPad

For many iPad users this is welcome news. Opera is planning to introduce a iPad specific version of its popular Opera Mini browser at the Mobile World Congress next week. Opera Mini has been available for iOS devices for awhile now, but this will be Opera’s first step into the tablet world. Expect Opera to use every inch of the iPads larger screen size.

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