Opera Launches Mobile 11 / Mini 6 Mobile Browsers

By Posted 22 Mar 2011, 15:24

Great news now for those of you that use the Opera Mobile or Opera Mini mobile browsers on their smartphones, as the Norwegian company has just released updated versions of both browsers. The browsers’ interfaces have also been adapted for Tablet PCs.

As Mikael Ricknas over at pcworld.com recently noted, the updated versions – Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 – feature improved zooming, which now makes use of the pinch-to-zoom feature on all devices that support it, and improved panning performance and scrolling.

Another new feature included in the updated versions is the share button, which enables users to post messages on social networking websites Facebook and Twitter. The navigation buttons appear at the top of the screen in the tablet version, rather than at the bottom like the smartphone versions.

The Opera Mobile 11 browser – which supports HTML5 – is available for smartphones running Symbian and Android operating systems. There are also experimental versions available for devices running Maemo and MeeGo, and one for tablets running Windows 7.

Meanwhile, the Opera Mini 6 browser is available for smartphones running Symbian S60, Android and BlackBerry operating systems and for devices that are able to run J2ME Java applets. Although the company didn’t release iOS versions, an Opera spokeswoman said that iPhone and iPad owners should stay tuned.

Do you use the Opera Mini or Opera Mobile browsers on your smartphone?