MWC 2013: Opera’s New WebKit-Based Browser for Android
With features such as speed-dial, tabbed browsing, HTML5, and more
While on the floor at the Mobile World Congress trade show, Softpedia’s editors have had the chance to learn some more info on the new WebKit-based Opera browser for Android, which can be seen detailed in the video embedded above.The browser comes with a speed-dial page, the same as Opera Mobile and Opera Mini sport on the platform, but also features speed-dial folders, which include quick-access links to favorite sites, grouped based on users’ preferences and needs.
The app also features tabbed browsing capabilities, along with in-private navigation, a new recommendation engine which delivers curated content to users.
Opera also packed the browser with an off-road mode, based on Opera Mini’s engine, which delivers web pages much faster even on slower networks.
At the moment, the app also features HTML5, along with drag-and-drop, though it’s uncertain whether they will make it inside the final product as well.