Webkit Based Opera Mobile Browser Is Out Of Beta
Opera Mobile after switching to Open Source WebKit engine from its own Presto, had released its first beta in February. Finally the updated mobile web browser is out of beta and available for download from Google Play Store.
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The new WebKit rendering engine was chosen by Opera to keep it in line with other modern mobile web browsers. Opera added a few minor new features to the browser and has finally decided that the mobile web browser was ready to lose its beta tag.
The browser runs native Web apps, however the unique feature is Discover, which recommends content for users, encouraging a “lean-back surfing experience” and is based on usage pattern of the users.
The latest release has new text wrap feature when resizing the WebPages or navigating around the page, this was not available in the beta versions. Also, now users of the browser can now choose to place their navigation bar at the top or bottom of the screen. Text wrap and full screen modes for active tabs have also been added, as well improved stability.