Opera updated for Symbian and Meego

Published by David Gilson at 10:14 UTC, November 2nd 2011

Opera has announced updates for its Mobile and Mini browsers, plus its MeeGo netbook and tablet versions. The core engine of Opera has seen numerous optimisations and tweaks, while the clients have seen significant functionality updates. Opera Mobile has been updated to 11.5 (for Symbian and MeeGo) and most notably supports viewing bookmarks saved in the Symbian browser, along with an import function. Meanwhile Opera Mini v6.5 now features intelligent autocomplete of domains and search queries. Mini 6.5 also sports a unified address and search bar, unlike Mobile 11.5.


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Accessing Symbian bookmarks in Opera Mobile 11.5.

As you can see from the screenshots, the Symbian Belle status bar is now supported too. 

Opera Mobile has been given more granular control over when to use Opera Turbo, the company’s proxy acceleration service. Rather than a simple on or off, there is now an option to set it for use only when on a cellular data connection.

In addition to the support for Symbian bookmarks, the URL bar now has a star icon, similar to several desktop browsers. This will speed up the process of saving of bookmarks. Given the release of Opera Link for Windows Phone, users now have a PC and Bluetooth independent migration path for their bookmarks, if they choose to get a Windows Phone device.

You can read more from the following links: Opera Mobile 11.5 (Symbian), Opera Mini 6.5 (Symbian), and Opera Mobile 11.5 (MeeGo).

The changelogs from these posts are provided below for your convenience:

Opera Mobile core 2.9.201 change log

  • ECMAScript 5.1, including strict mode
  • Optimized memory consumption of JS engine
  • HTML5 microdata
  • New IDNA specification implemented
  • Network performance improvements
  • CSS 2.1 compliant display:list-item
  • SVG optimizations
  • Support the intermediate state for Checkboxes

Opera Mobile 11.5 S60: change log

  • Added Data Usage view
  • Added star bookmark in URL
  • Added support for system bookmarks
  • Added support for Symbian Status Bar, Notification Bar
  • Added new Turbo setting (disabled on wifi but enabled on cellular network)
  • Added support for cache on mass storage/SD card on selected devices
  • Improved youtube/RealPlayer integration
  • Improved localization for more languages
  • Device-specific improvements and fixes
  • Fixed various stability and performance issues
  • Core update 2.9.201

Opera Mini 6.5 S60: change log

  • Added Data Usage view
  • Added star bookmark in URL
  • Added crash logger*
  • Added support for system bookmarks
  • Added support for Symbian Status Bar, Notification Bar*
  • Added protocol setting in advanced options
  • Added share pages through emailImproved compression with WebP instead of JPEG images*
  • Improved localization for more languages
  • Fixed various stability and performance issues
  • *Not Supported on Symbian S60 2nd edition

 

David Gilson for All About Symbian, 02 November 2011

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