Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-11-12
 
 
 

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari

by Cameron Sturdevant

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android Smartphone Challenges WP7 IE, iPhone Safari

Opera Mobile

The Opera Mobile 10.1 beta jumps the upstart browser onto the Android platform.

Opera Mobile

Tabbed Browsing

Tabbed browsing made it easy for me to switch between browser windows.

Tabbed Browsing

Speed Dial

Opera Speed Dial enabled me to have single click access to my favorite web sites.

Speed Dial

Long-click

Using a "press and hold" action, I was able to manipulate browser pages.

Long-click

Remember Passwords

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.

Remember Passwords

Opera Link

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.

Opera Link

Bookmarks

Although not unusual in a phone browser, Opera Mobile has a bookmark system that made it easy to add and organize Websites.

Bookmarks

History

Opera Mobile takes a no-nonsense approach to displaying browsing history.

History

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