Opera releases first beta of new WebKit-powered Android browser

By Jos
Mar 6, 2013
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  1. Moving ahead with its plan to drop its own Presto rendering engine in favor of WebKit -- the same used by Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome -- Opera Software has released the first public version of its revamped mobile browser...

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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +286

    Downloaded and giving it a try, long time fan of Opera. Hope this switch to webkit doesn't mean it's just Chrome with a different skin. Looking good so far.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    Think I will wait till it comes out of beta.
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  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    I tried it - it's pretty good. Very fluid, Speed Dial works great. A few things to improve:

    - Give option on phone to auto-hide the address bar.
    - Haven't tried it on tablet yet, but it needs to display tabs... not like current Opera app..
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  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Agreed. Only because I hate bloat on my Android. I'm tired of crashing apps, and other odd behavior. Bad enough my internal memory sucks. :p

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