Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari
Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari
by Cameron Sturdevant
The Opera Mobile 10.1 beta jumps the upstart browser onto the Android platform.
Tabbed browsing made it easy for me to switch between browser windows.
Opera Speed Dial enabled me to have single click access to my favorite web sites.
Using a "press and hold" action, I was able to manipulate browser pages.
Opera Mobile can remember passwords, although this ability on a mobile device makes it very easy for users to expose and then lose control of personal data if the phone is lost or stolen.
I was able use Opera Link to synchronize settings between my desktop Opera instance and that of my Opera Mobile install, including bookmarks and speed dial.
Although not unusual in a phone browser, Opera Mobile has a bookmark system that made it easy to add and organize Websites.
Opera Mobile takes a no-nonsense approach to displaying browsing history.