Opera Mini For Android Updated to Version 7.5.2

Opera Software has updated Opera Mini for Android. Opera calls the new release 7.5.2, although the version number on the browser’s Help > About screen is 7.5.33286. The previous 7.5.1 version was 7.5.32193 internally. According to a post by an Opera employee on the My Opera – Opera Mini Forum the changes in this release are: Improved font calculation method Improved fonts for hi-res devices Page layout improvements Various stabilization fixes I upgraded to the new release on several devices. There definitely are some … Continue reading

Webkit Based Opera Mobile Android Beta Now Available – First Impressions

Opera Software has released an initial Beta of a new version of the Opera Browser for Android that’s based on the open source Webkit browser engine instead of Opera’s own Presto engine.  Opera is winding down Presto development and will eventually use Webkit for all its products. The new release, called Opera 14 Beta, is available now in Google Play for devices running Android 2.3 and latter.  It was announced in a post today on the My Opera – Opera Mobile … Continue reading

Firefox Mobile 19 Gets Pinch to Reflow Text

Mozilla released Firefox 19 this week for Windows, OSx, Linux and Android.  The release notes list the new features in the Android release as: Support for more HTML5 and CSS3 features Themes support Support for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese localizations Lower Minimum hardware requirements (600MHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, HVGA) to support more devices Bug fixes While I was poking around in the menus I noticed an option in the settings menu that  I don’t remember seeing before, “Pinch to reflow text“. It’s … Continue reading

A Linux User’s Nokia Lumia 920 Review – Part 4 The IE10 Mobile Browser

For me, the browser is the most used and most important app on any phone. Browsers have traditionally been a weak spot on Microsoft’s mobile platforms. But Windows Phone 8 is supposed to fix that with a brand new browser based on the core of Internet Explorer 10 on the desktop.  According to Microsoft, the new mobile browser, Internet Explorer 10 Mobile is supposed be a thoroughly modern browser with a fast JavaScript engine and excellent support for Web standards including a large set … Continue reading

Opera Mini and UC Browser For Symbian Updated

Symbian lives! Opera Software and UC Browser have both released new browser versions for the Symbian platform. That makes sense as Symbian’s installed base is still around 190 million,  making it the third largest smartphone platform after iOS and Android in terms of current active users. Today Opera released Opera Mini 7.1 for Symbian S60V2 and latter. According to a post the company’s Opera For Phones Blog this release is focused on improvements to Opera Mini’s download manager along with performance and stability enhancements. Opera lists the … Continue reading

Opera Mini Symbian Update Fixes Problems With Belle Refresh and FP2

As a Nokia N8 user it’s painfully obvious that Symbian is a depreciated platform. Most of us have received what are almost certainly the final Symbian updates from Nokia; Belle FP2 for the Nokia 603, 700, 701 and 808 and Nokia Belle Refresh for the N8, E7, C7 and other older Belle phones. These updates broke quite a few apps including Swype, Nokia City Lens and Opera Mini. Nokia has said that City Lens won’t be fixed. But Opera Software … Continue reading

Opera Mini 7.1 For Java ME and BlackBerry Released

Today Opera Software released new versions of the Opera Mini Browser for feature phones with Java ME support and for BlackBerrys running OS 4.2.1 for latter. The new release adds several of frequntly requested features to Opera Mini’s download manager. The new features in the release are: Downloads can now be paused and resumed. You can even pause a download, exit Opera Mini and resume the download the next time you launch the browser. Smaller files (up to around 15 MB) … Continue reading

Opera Mini For Android Updated to Version 7.5.1

Opera Mini for Android was updated to version 7.5.1 today. This updates fixes several bugs: Improved connection stability Improved NFC support Page layout improvements Various stabilization fixes I applied the update on an Motorola M855 Photon running Android 2.3.4. The update was painless and all my bookmarks, speed dials, saved pages and settings were  retained. The previous 7.5 version of Opera mini was reasonably stable on this device but once in a great while it did freeze or force close. Hopefully this update … Continue reading