Today, Opera announced the availability of the 2nd beta for both Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5. In the latest updates, users can access features like Opera Link and the Download Manager, which are also popular desktop features. Opera Link allows users to synchronize personal browser settings with their desktop Opera browser and the Download Manager helps speed up downloads to mobile phones.
Excerpt from Press Release:
Opera continues its mission to unify its browser products, and today's beta release is no exception. Features further polished in the second beta release are the unified look and feel across Opera's browser products, the visual bookmarks known as Speed Dial, and tabbed browsing, one of the most popular innovations in browsing history.
Main improvements from the previous betas:
- Opera Link
- Download manager
- UI is more finger-friendly on touch devices
- Possible to manage search engines
- Opera remembers page position and zoom state when moving in history
- Column snapping also on touch
- Better memory management
- Fix for mobile view crash
- Start page available from touch menu
- Lots of minor bug fixes
- Clear cache setting
- Asks whether to set Opera as default browser on install
- Fix for crash on startup (occurred on some devices due to encoding in bookmarks that were imported)
- Shortcut support
Previous release of Opera Mobile 10:
Note: Opera Mini 5 requires a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to run.