Opera 10.5 Beta for Mac Ships
Two weeks after the release of the Opera 10.5 browser beta for Windows, Opera Software follows up with a beta version of the Opera 10.5 browser for Mac.Two weeks after the Feb. 11 beta release of the Opera 10.5 browser for Windows, Opera Software has released a beta version of the Opera 10.5 browser for the Mac. The new Mac beta of the speedy Opera 10.5 browser features such highlights as support for Cocoa, Apple's Objective-C programming environment; a unified tool bar; Growl notifications; and multitouch gestures, wrote Opera employee Adam Minchinton Feb. 25.
The beta also ships with some known issues: "No support for PowerPC (PPC); possible performance issues on Mac O SX 10.4 (Tiger); minimal Java support; and some Widget keyboard and window issues."
"- In January 2010, 50 million people used Opera Mini, a 7.4% increase from December 2009 and up 149% compared to January 2009. - Opera Mini users viewed more than 23.3 billion pages in January 2010. Since December, page views have gone up 12.7%. Since January 2009, page views have increased 208%. - In January 2010, Opera Mini users generated over 337 million MB of data for operators worldwide. Since December, the data consumed went up by 7.0%. Data in Opera Mini is compressed by up to 90%. If this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed over 3.1 PB of data in January. Since January 2009, data traffic is up 176%. - The top 10 countries for Opera Mini usage in January 2010 were: Russia, Indonesia, India, Ukraine, China, South Africa, the United States, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United Kingdom - Looking at the top 10 countries according to Opera Mini usage (in Part 2 of the report), Nigeria-in only its second month back on the list after a 3-month absence-overtook Vietnam in January."