Opera Mobile is going into beta for Android phones within the next month. Opera Mobile for Android will get the long awaited pinch to zoom support in its first beta. The current versions of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini have two levels of zoom: one for the full page width and one for zooming in to read the text. Pinch to zoom allows text to redraw almost instantly at all zoom levels, without compromising speed or data compression. Hardware acceleration, which makes navigating a page, panning, and zooming faster than ever by taking full advantage of the phone's GPU power, will come in a later build. Opera also announced that Opera Mini for iPhone will receive an updated version this year featuring both pinch to zoom and hardware acceleration.
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