Opera has always been known as that other kid on the block. While Firefox and Chrome continue their success, the world’s fifth most popular browser isn’t just sitting back. In a recent report released by Opera, the company said that as of December 2010, there are over 85.5 million Opera users worldwide. That’s a solid 84.7% percent increase in unique users since December 2009.
If you are a dedicated fan of the Opera browser, then you would probably like to know that company has just released the Opera 11 alpha version. The much improved browser now includes support for HTML5 server-sent events and websockets. The best part…it now allows a whole bunch of extensions similar to that of Firefox and Chrome. The browser is currently available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Opera Mini for iPhone undergoing the ‘rigorous’ Apple Store approval process, Opera starts a counter to count every second
Opera Mini for the iPhone may be available for download for all iPhone/iPod Touch users. But that is assuming Apple approves the app, after the company’s rather notorious approval process. Opera wants us to all know, as to how long it takes for Apple to complete the process. Check out the counter here which literally says, “Time since Opera Mini was submitted:”.
Opera has already released their browser version 10 – RC edition (Release Candidate). The estimated date of final release for the company’s flag ship browser is September 1. The software features a built in Opera Mail, Opera Turbo (for browsing in slow connection), Opera speed dial and tabbed browsing. “The latest iteration of Opera features a new design and more industry standards than you can shake an HTML 5.0 stick at.”
The world’s most popular mobile browser, Opera Mini’s version 4.2 is now out of beta. If you haven’t used this browser yet, then let me assure you are missing something. Expect for may be Opera Mobile, I don’t think there is any other browser which can compete with this really cool app.
We are sure many of you are confused by the fact that if at all there are any differences between these two browsers (other than the fact that Opera Mobile costs $24 and Opera Mobile does not). Here are some major differences: