A week of Opera: Week 12, 2011

Here's what happened in week 12. …


  • The pieces are starting to fall into place with even more improvements to the Speed Dial in Barracuda.


  • Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 were both released. There are a lot of additions and improvements, and some of the most noticeable will be the ability to pinch-zoom, the noticeably improved performance when panning and zooming, an improved user interface, a new interface specifically for tablets, easy sharing on social networks, a major Presto upgrade, and even Flash support for Opera Mobile on Android.
  • An update for Opera Mini 4, version 4.3, was also released with an updated skin. Opera Mini 4.3 is suitable for low-end phones.
  • Opera Mobile for Windows Mobile is no more. They found that continuing development of Opera Mobile on Windows Mobile simply wasn't worth it.
  • After a false start with the <device> element earlier, a new Android build with native webcam support and orientation events was released.
  • The State of the Mobile Web report for February was published, focusing on how the web helped fuel the Egyptian revolution.
  • Business deal: Opera will be preinstalled on another Android phone in Brazil by NII Holdings.
  • Business deal: DiGi will be the first Malaysian mobile operator to offer a co-branded Opera Mini to their customer.


  • Opera for Devices SDK 3.0 was unveiled, featuring things like a much faster SVG engine, HTML5 video, and more.
  • Business deal: Opera is now integrated into Tara Systems' software solutions, offering a ready-made HbbTV solution to TV OEMs.

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