Opera has exited today the beta version of its first Android WebKit browser. Opera for Android is now available to download free from Google Play Store starting today.
Opera Software, founded in 1994, has ended the beta testing period of its Opera for Android browser today. Opera has now over 300 million consumers that use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Now the final version of Opera WebKit browser for Android phones is available to download from play store now. The beta version of the Opera Android browser was launched in March by code name Ice at the Mobile World Congress.
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The most important and interesting feature added is its discover mode and an updated UI. This newly launched complete Android browser version adds some minor updates too including a top to bottom Toggle navigation bar, active tabs are visible in full screen mode while zooming you can wrap text. It also includes an updated address bar through which you can search and navigate.
EVP of Consumer Products at Opera Software, Rikard Gillemyr,"Most people just see a fraction of what the web has to offer." He also said that the new Opera browser will give users a fast and easy way to discover new articles and latest news without much effort. The current version of Opera Android browser is built on WebKit along with Chromium 24. The company also shows concerns of releasing Blink supported version soon in near future.
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