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Opera Mobile for Android coming out soon

Opera announced that it will soon release the final version of Opera Mobile for Android which is currently in Beta.

Some of the new features are pinch to zoom and hardware acceleration:

What is pinch to zoom?

The current versions of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini have two levels of zoom. One for the full page width and one for zooming in to read the text. With the introduction of pinch to zoom you are in full control of the zoom level. Text redraws almost instantly at all zoom levels, so text will always look sharp and easy to read. All this without compromising the speed or data compression in Opera Mini and Opera Mobile!

What is hardware acceleration?

Hardware acceleration allows Opera to run at lightning speed. Navigating a page, panning and zooming will be faster than ever. All this is made possible by taking full advantage of the GPU power available on your phone. Hardware acceleration allows us to do amazing things like pinch to zoom for all sites. It also allows a more fluid interaction between you and your phone, improving your browsing experience!


Opera Mini for iPhone will receive an updated version this year featuring both pinch to zoom and hardware acceleration.

As soon as the app goes live, Opera Mobile for Android will be downloadable from m.opera.com or via the Android Market.

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