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Unhappy with Chrome and Firefox? Here are some alternate web browsers

Firefox is starting to look like Chrome and Chrome is taking steps toward hiding URLs. While there are certainly some supporters of each move, there are plenty of folks disgruntled by the changes. Fortunately, Chrome and Firefox aren’t the only games in town. Opera, Maxthon, Safari, and even Internet Explorer are all viable alternatives. And […]

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Opera Coast gestured-based web browser hits the iPhone

Opera introduced a web browser last year that does away with menu bars and instead relies on gesture-based navigation. The result is Opera Coast: a web browser that puts content front and center and hides everything else until you need it. When Opera Coast launched in 2013 it as an iPad exclusive. Now the Opera team […]

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Opera Max makes mobile data go further by compressing all your Android app data usage

The makers of the Opera web browser have been offering optional data compression for almost a decade. Enable compression and Opera will use remote servers to shrink the file size of images and other online content before sending it to your browser in order to cut down on your bandwidth usage. Now Opera is getting […]

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Opera launches its new Chromium-based browser for Android

There’s a new version of the Opera mobile web browser for Android, and as expected it’s the first version to drop Opera’s Presto rendering engine and use Google’s Chromium foundation. In other words, you should have no problems opening web pages and web apps designed for Chrome or most Webkit browsers. Opera’s Webkit-based browser for […]

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Opera releases Webkit-based browser for Android

Opera has been making web browsers for desktop and mobile devices for years, and for most of that time the company’s been using its own Presto rendering engine. But now Opera has released its first Webkit-based browser. Opera beta for Android is available for download from the Google Play Store. Webkit is the same rendering […]

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Opera moves to Webkit for PC, mobile web browsers

Opera has been making web browsers for nearly two decades, but the Opera browser for desktop computers has never come close to rivaling Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome in popularity. Opera’s mobile browsers, on the other hand, have been quite popular in recent years — Opera says it now has 300 million active users […]

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Opera reinvents the mobile browser with gesture-based Ice browser, coming in February

Opera’s web browsers for mobile devices have made a name for itself by offering a few nifty features including the ability to save resources bandwidth by rendering some web content on remove servers before sending it to your device. But as phones get more powerful, that sort of feature isn’t as important as it once […]

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Opera Mobile Android web browser gets extension support (experimental)

The Opera Mobile web browser for Google Android lets you surf the web with multiple browser tabs, arrange your favorite bookmarks on a “Speed Dial” home page, and sync your settings with the desktop version of the browser. Now you can also use extensions to add extra features to the web browser, thanks to an […]

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Opera Mobile web browser to offer speedier page loads on congested networks

The Opera Mini web browser has made a name for itself by enabling reasonably fast web browsing on slow wireless networks. That’s because when you want to load a web page on a smartphone or other mobile device running Opera Mini, the request goes to a remote server where Opera grabs the web page, compresses […]

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Recently on Mobiputing (6-17-11)

Mobile hardware is cool and all, but you know what’s really cool? Software. Here’s a roundup of some of the coolest mobile apps we’ve covered at Mobiputing over the last 7 days: DualWeb Browser for Android tabelts lets you view two web pages at once Sure, the nice big screen on your Honeycomb tablet is […]