15 Oct 2019

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Oslo is where two of the world’s browser engines were born. Let’s celebrate World Browser Day

Opera's former CTO and one of the web's founding fathers, Håkon Wium Lie, proposes World Wide Browser Day in an interview and unveils a commemorative plaque at the location of the first Opera HQ in Oslo. Presto and WebKit celebrated on October 16,World Wide Browser Day On October 16, a blue historical plaque will be...

15 Oct 2019 2:17pm GMT

11 Oct 2019

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How Opera Mini helps in academic and professional life

Hello everyone, A couple of weeks ago, when we met with some Opera users in Nigeria, we got the opportunity to talk with Oluwaseunfunmi and Seun who are both long-time Opera Mini users. They shared with us their life stories and experiences with the Opera Mini browser, telling us what using Opera Mini means to...

11 Oct 2019 9:06am GMT

30 Sep 2019

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Meet Tochi (25) from Nigeria – a long term Opera user

Hello everyone, It was great to meet some of you in Lagos, Nigeria a few weeks ago and to hear your thoughts about Opera. While there, we got up-close and personal and spoke with Seun, Mofe, Oluwaseunfunmi, and Tochi about how they had discovered Opera. They also told us how Opera browsers and Opera News,...

30 Sep 2019 12:00pm GMT

New commenting mechanism on Opera blogs

Hello everyone, Today we wanted to let you know that we are changing the commenting mechanism on Opera Blogs. What this means in practice is that we are replacing the former solution with a new commenting system that utilizes the Opera forums. From now on, in addition to the usual comments section underneath the blog...

30 Sep 2019 8:09am GMT

24 Sep 2019

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Watch your favorite chess tournaments in Opera GX

Opera GX is an appreciated browser alternative for everyone that loves gaming. Especially with the CPU, RAM & Network-Limiters which are highlighted among the custom features in the browser. However, GX is not only for those who play games such as LoL, PUBG and RPGs, but is also relevant for chess players and people who...

24 Sep 2019 8:29am GMT

20 Jun 2019

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Shake and Win is back in Opera News with over 200 million Naira in prizes

Opera News has reintroduced the mini game Shake and Win on the Opera News app in celebration of the African Cup of Nations in 2019. Throughout the duration of Shake and Win on Opera News, you have the chance to win split prizes worth over 200M Naira, including cash prizes, vouchers and other surprising and...

20 Jun 2019 10:00pm GMT

04 Sep 2018

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The story of Emminex: Opera Mini and Worldreader International Literacy Day 2018 Celebration

Get to know Emminex, the Game of Thrones fan and Opera Mini user who writes poems inspired by fantasy books he finds in the Worldreader app Emminex is a very avid reader who reads for at least four hours every day on his mobile phone. He loves writing poetry and seeing animated films. He's a...

04 Sep 2018 2:55pm GMT

08 Jun 2018

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Opera for Android 46 comes with themes and night mode

The Opera for Android team has been busy adding a lot of new things for you in the latest version. We listen to comments and suggestions from our users, and we know that personalization and customization are valued. Themes We are happy to announce themes! Now you can browse with your own style. Tweak the...

08 Jun 2018 9:53am GMT

08 Mar 2018

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Happy International Women’s Day – The women behind the Opera browser Part II

Today is International Women's Day, the day where women from different fields, educational levels and backgrounds are recognized and celebrated all around the world for their achievements. Presently, women make up just 17% of the tech workforce, thus more and more women are encouraged to pursue careers in tech. Initiatives such as Girls who Code...

08 Mar 2018 1:46pm GMT

Happy International Women’s Day – The women behind the Opera browser Part I

Today is International Women's Day, the day where women from different fields, educational levels and backgrounds are recognized and celebrated all around the world for their achievements. Presently, women make up just 17% of the tech workforce, thus more and more women are encouraged to pursue careers in tech. Initiatives such as Girls who Code...

08 Mar 2018 10:34am GMT

10 Nov 2011

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Opera 11.60 beta debuts with double-rainbow support

Opera Software today released the beta of Opera 11.60, the next update of its flagship desktop browser. The beta introduces Ragnarök, Opera's implementation of the new HTML5 parsing algorithm. Because HTML5 specifies how browsers should handle incorrect code, browsers will soon handle coding missteps the same way - a big win for web-application compatibility across browsers.

10 Nov 2011 9:00am GMT

09 Nov 2011

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MTN Rwanda subscribers get Opera on their phones

Rwandan MTN subscribers will now have access to the Opera Mini browser, which gives them faster and cheaper access to the Web through their mobile devices, as well as quick access to their favorite sites and MTN portals.

09 Nov 2011 2:00pm GMT

07 Nov 2011

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Opera and Mxit team up in Africa

Mxit, the leading mobile social platform in Africa, today announced a partnership agreement with Opera Software. Opera and Mxit will work together to bring the best mobile experience to consumers in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

07 Nov 2011 9:00am GMT

02 Nov 2011

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Dodge your data cap

The heady days of free data usage at a fixed price are drawing to an end, but, fret not, as you can still enjoy the mobile web experience. Today, Opera Software released the Opera Mini browser in version 6.5 for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and Java-enabled phones. As an added bonus, the Opera Mobile 11.5 browser is now also available on Symbian S60. Fresh off the heels of releasing Android versions, the new browser now enables consumers to keep better track of data costs when surfing the Web. By saving up to 90% of data cost, Opera Mini lets you save money and more:

02 Nov 2011 9:00am GMT

27 Oct 2011

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Android vs. iPhone: Different OS, different habits

Did you know that Android users are actually more likely to be active on music web sites than iPhone owners? Or, that feature phone users are the most active social web users? These stats and more are available in this month's State of the Mobile Web report where we take a look at the differences between web usage for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone and feature phones users. Anonymous, aggregated data from the Opera Audience Network show the differences in surfing habits between the different mobile platforms.

27 Oct 2011 9:00am GMT

24 Oct 2011

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Surf, and win a Mini Cooper

Time to take your browsing experience to the next level! Smart Communications and Opera Software have taken their "Winning Mobile Internet Experience" slogan to the next level. Loyal subscribers of Smart's "Always On" package will soon have the chance to win a big prize: a brand-new Mini Cooper.

24 Oct 2011 3:00pm GMT

18 Oct 2011

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Speed and innovation to drive mobile web growth

With the signing of an agreement between MTN and Opera Software, over 40 million subscribers can now expect to see faster, easier and more cost-effective mobile web surfing on their handsets.

18 Oct 2011 9:00am GMT

17 Oct 2011

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Add some Internet flavor to your phone

Vodafone Turkey today released a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser to add a little spice to the mobile web experience for its subscribers. This partnership has its roots in the midsummer of 2011 when Vodafone Group Services and Opera Software signed an extended global frame agreement.

17 Oct 2011 9:00am GMT

14 Oct 2011

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Czech out Opera Mini

Are you a Vodafone Czech Republic subscriber? Then, we have something special for you. Vodafone Czech Republic and Opera Software have launched a special version of the fast and feature-rich Opera Mini mobile web browser. Downloading it today from m.opera.com will let you enjoy the best mobile browsing experience, together with unlimited access to the mobile version of Idnes.cz for a one-month period.

14 Oct 2011 10:00am GMT

11 Oct 2011

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Meet your mobile cost cutter, the browser

A megabyte saved is a megabyte earned. Now, the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers for Android make it easier than ever to keep control of surfing costs.

11 Oct 2011 5:00pm GMT

29 Sep 2011

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Safaricom and Opera Software announce extended Kenyan partnership

Kenya's largest integrated telecoms operator Safaricom, today announced the extension of its existing partnership with Opera Software to deliver the Opera Mini browser solution to its more than 17 million subscribers. This includes the launch of a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser, which is now available for download across Safaricom's network in Kenya. This is part of a global agreement between Vodafone and Opera Software.

29 Sep 2011 1:00pm GMT

Opera goes greener in Fortress data center

Making the mobile Web not only faster, but also greener, Opera Software has chosen Fortress Colocation Centers as its newest provider for its North American data center services. The Fortress offering of a renewable green energy source, low PUE and high availability of fiber and fiber providers was instrumental in helping Opera choose Fortress as the primary colocation provider in the Pacific Northwest.

29 Sep 2011 9:00am GMT

Making the mobile Web greener

The world is ever more interconnected, and data centers are appearing all over the world. Data centers, the mystical warehouses of computers that process everything from your web-based email to compressing web pages for your phone, are on the increase.

29 Sep 2011 9:00am GMT

23 Sep 2011

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Vodafone Romania gives even more Opera Mini

Today, at the Webstock event in Bucharest, Vodafone Romania and Opera Software launched a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser as a part of an extended global agreement between Vodafone Group Services and Opera. In addition to the existing Opera Mini version offered by Vodafone Romania, the new special version is now available for download for over nine million Vodafone subscribers.

23 Sep 2011 11:00am GMT

19 Sep 2011

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Opera acquires Handster Inc.

Opera Software announced today that it has acquired Handster Inc., a leading mobile application store platform company.

19 Sep 2011 10:00am GMT