Opera Updates Mini 5 and Mobile 10 to Beta 2Filed Under Nokia 5800 News
Opera, probably the best known third party browser on the symbian platform keeps getting better by the day! After releasing the first beta of Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 in early November, Opera has now released beta 2 of the two browsers, in just under a month. Somebody is losing sleep over enhancing the browsing experience on our 5800s!
In case you are wondering Opera Mini is the java version and Opera Mobile 10 has been coded in C++. Thats for the geeks; in layman terms Mini is a low end version and can be accessed from a much wider spectrum of mobile phones and Mobile is the high end version, accessible only by some smartphones and yeah our 5800 can use both. More details after the break.
There have been a lot of bug fixes from the earlier beta 1 version along with the addition of download manager and opera link- the legendary Opera service which syncs bookmarks, and browser settings across desktop and mobile browsers. This is one of our favorite features and we are so glad that the beta 2 has now incorporated this into both Mobile 10 and Mini 5.
What we like?
- Opera Link
- Download Manager
- Faster page rendering
What we don’t like?
- Virtual keyboard kinda buggy (opened a non-English keyboard a couple of times during our testing)
Opera seem to be pushing their browsers into the very competitive browser market with not one but two entries. Mini 5 and Mobile 10 are no doubt one of the better browsers available on the symbian platform today and are getting better with time. We are sure that the final releases will be much more robust and bug free from the present beta versions. If you want a seamless browser, experience, you gotta get the latest beta 2 versions of the browsers from Opera.
How to install?
Just point your mobile browsers to m.opera.com