Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 16:26 UTC
Opera Software Think of Opera what you want, but those Norwegian guys and girls know how to get publicity. The company has announced it has submitted Opera Mini to the iPhone's App Store, and it has launched a website with a count-up timer, following how long it will take Apple to approve it - if at all, of course.
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We need it just for security reasons
by bousozoku on Wed 24th Mar 2010 22:23 UTC
bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

Between iPhone OS versions 2.2.1 and 3.0, there were several security issues that went unresolved for months. That includes the browser.

Even if Apple decide to provide security updates, who wants to download 250+ MB for what should be no more than 5 MB (yes, it's arbitrary) in fixes? Even Safari on Mac OS X, while large at ~31 MB for 4.0.5, is somewhat manageable. Mozilla Firefox's 1.6 MB for 3.6.2 would be ideal.

I use Opera Mini on my phone and it's quite capable, even if it's a bit odd at times. Version 5.0 is somewhat broken, but they'll have that fixed by 5.2. I would hope that Apple recognise the value of a secondary browser not tied to the same security risk and allow Opera Mini and Mozilla Fennec, if there could be one.

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

What's broken about 5.0? It seems to work OK here.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

What's broken about 5.0? It seems to work OK here.


For one, the GUI is broken so that the soft key labels don't show up until you press the keys, just like 4.0 did. They'll get it fixed. It's just good that they didn't move the key-function assignments.

I also can't edit an already set speed dial entry.

I've run into another 10 to 20 other small items and they'll all be fixed by version 5.2, I'm sure. I wish they'd take advantage of my full keyboard, though, and that just won't happen but they have the fullscreen edit option, thankfully, so I can input numbers, something that didn't work in version 4.2.

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