Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jul 2013 17:35 UTC
Opera Software After the release of the desktop version of the new Opera - based on Chrome and the WebKit-fork Blink - it has now made its way to Android. It's available free of charge in the Play Store for both tablets and smartphones.
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Initial Test
by fretinator on Tue 9th Jul 2013 18:04 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Installed - for now I would say the rendering is very quick. One of the problems I had in the past was "pseudo" URLs. E.g., a web link to an item in the Google Play store. In the past, Opera would take me to the website. This time, it took me to that applications page in the Google Play app. So far, two thumbs up.

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Appalling Bookmark Management
by jazman777 on Tue 9th Jul 2013 19:31 UTC
jazman777
Member since:
2013-02-27

Opera is fixated on the Speed Dial and is determined to force-feed it to us as the ONLY way to deal with bookmarks. You can't even edit anything in Speed Dial.

I think NCSA Mosaic did it better.

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RE: Appalling Bookmark Management
by PresentIt on Wed 10th Jul 2013 07:17 UTC in reply to "Appalling Bookmark Management"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Um, you can actually edit speed dial...

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jazman777 Member since:
2013-02-27

I guess I'm missing it. How do I change the name or the URL of something in the Speed Dial?

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

You don't change the URL. You just add the page you want as a new one and delete the old one.

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Oh ok.
by judgen on Tue 9th Jul 2013 21:36 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

It feels like a clone of chrome in an opera skin without the benefits of using opera. Memory is way up, rendering times are horrendous on slow bandith (where we used to have opera turbo) and also there is something really wrong with opera rss and opera mail as i can not either find them or when i do they harly work if at all.
FF as osnews pointed out is turning out to be the best choice is already installed but to be honest, i am a creature of habit and i will probably use opera but downgrade to latest presto.
Luddite, perhaps... But this time it is well founded in performande and rendering.

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RE: Oh ok.
by tkeith on Tue 9th Jul 2013 22:08 UTC in reply to "Oh ok."
tkeith Member since:
2010-09-01

There is an Off-road mode which I believe is similar to Turbo. Last time I tried this, it was quicker than Chrome. I'll have to try it out again.

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RE: Oh ok.
by PresentIt on Wed 10th Jul 2013 07:18 UTC in reply to "Oh ok."
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

"It feels like a clone of Chrome" because it uses more memory? Wow.

Mail and RSS? Opera on mobile phones never had that built in!

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