Opera Mobile Coming to Android in a Month; Hardware Acceleration and Pinch to Zoom Included
Opera has just announced that it’ll release Opera Mobile for Android phones in a month. The announcement was made during the Up North Web event and we learn that the browser will be supported on all Android versions and its main new features will be Hardware Acceleration and Pinch to zoom.
Hardware acceleration allows Opera Mobile to work faster, with enhancements in the UI department as well. This technology takes full advantage of your handset’s hardware also triggering features like full pinch to zoom for any site on the web. Interaction in the browser will also become more fluid.
Right now, the current version of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini only support two levels of zoom, so pinch to zoom is a welcome addition to the browser’s features. You’ll be able to reach a per character level thanks to this type of zooming in. Expect Opera Mobile for Android to hit Android Market and availability from m.opera.com in a month!