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Opera claims 56% of users are mobile-only Web surfers

Opera claims 56% of users are mobile-only Web surfers

Opera may not be the biggest name in the world of browsers, but when you hone the focus into mobile browsers, it begins to sing a different tune. The software company has revealed some interesting statistics about its users, which provide some fascinating insight into what kind of person the average Opera mobile user is. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that these numbers are on a global scale.

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Opera 12 beta available for testing now

Opera 12 beta available for testing now

Remember Opera? The browser is still alive and well, even if it can’t quite touch the numbers that Chrome and Firefox are hitting. Opera Software announced the beta version of Opera 12 today, codenamed “Wahoo”. The company says that Opera 12 is “smarter and faster” than older versions, and introduces some new features.

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Opera outs final Mobile 12 version and talks Mini Next at MWC

Opera outs final Mobile 12 version and talks Mini Next at MWC

Mobile World Congress is underway in Barcelona with new phones, software, and more being unveiled left and right. Opera is on hand at the show is talking about the Opera Mini Series of browsers aimed at feature phones showing off features that launch this year on the Mini browsers. The goal of this browser is to give more advanced social media functions and web surfing to feature phones making them a bit more like smartphones.

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Opera 11.60 desktop browser launches

Opera 11.60 desktop browser launches

Opera software has announced today that it is now releasing a new version for its desktop browser for fans to download. The new version of the browser is Opera 11.6 and it has a bunch of new features. Apparently, one of the biggest benefits of the new browser is that Justin Bieber doesn't use it. Let's be honest, that is a benefit.

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Opera 11.60 beta breaks cover

Opera 11.60 beta breaks cover

If you are a big fan of the Opera desktop browser there is a new beta version for you to check out if you are into beta testing. The new version of the browser is 11.60 and it adds in some interesting features that some people will really like. The new version of the browser has a new HTML5 parsing algorithm that is Opera's own implementation.

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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 6 and Opera Mobile 11 released

Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 released

Opera has pushed out the latest versions of its mobile browsers, Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11. The new apps support pinch-zooming together with smoother scrolling, panning and zooming, as well as a new tablet-suited UI.

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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 Mobile Store opens: cross-platform apps on the go

Opera Mobile Store opens: cross-platform apps on the go

Opera has launched its own app store, the Opera Mobile Store, for its Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers. Offering titles for Java, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Android devices - though not, yet, iOS - the store is accessed by a new Speed Dial link in the apps and automatically filters by phone, location and currency.

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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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Vodafone Webbox internet keyboard plugs into your TV [Video]

Vodafone Webbox internet keyboard plugs into your TV [Video]

Vodafone has announced Webbox, an internet-enabled keyboard intended to turn a regular TV into an "internet portal". Based around a 14 x 25 cm QWERTY 'board with an RCA connection for the TV, the Vodafone Webbox packs the Opera Mini 5.1 browser together with support for SMS and email messaging, an FM radio, photo gallery and a music player.

Video demo after the cut

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