Opera Mobile 11.5 for Nokia N9, N950 Released

Opera Mobile on the Nokia N9

Yesterday, Opera Software released an official Opera Mobile build for the Nokia N9 and N950 Harmattan phones.  It's available from the Nokia Store or as a deb package download from Opera. Compared with the 3rd party modified version of Opera Mobile 11 for MeeGo that's been available for sometime, this one offers the following improvements:

  • Upgrade to Opera Mobile 11.5
  • Auto-rotation support (in all four orientations)
  • Buttons near the bottom edge of the screen behave properly
  • The Internet connection dialog will be opened if you attempt to browse the web while not connected to the Internet

This is an Opera Labs Beta release. Known issues with this release are:

  • This build (like the previous Opera Mobile 11 MeeGo ARM developer preview) is not optimised to conserve power — if you load a webpage with animations and leave Opera running, your battery will continue to drain, even when Opera Mobile is running in the background and/or the screen is turned off
  • The system on-screen keyboard is not supported
  • Adobe Flash and other plugins are not supported
  • HTML5 video is not supported
  • Haptic feedback/vibration is not supported

Unfortunately I no longer have an N9 so I can't give my first hand impressions of the new release. The screenshot above is of the older unofficial Opera Mobile 11 build running on an N9. Hopefully some N9 or N950 owners will chime in with comments detailing their experiences running Opera Mobile 11.5


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