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Re: Split Browsers on the Rise?

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:08:59 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAFGReekpEZ1FZ0kQ694XRbnqrzTi5TfzM=Y4x=uj2su5pvpaQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: Appelquist Daniel <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
When I said this, I'm a massive liar (and as a consequence, my pants
are on fire):

"Opera 16 for Android (released yesterday) swapped out its Off-Road
mode, which went through the mini servers, and replaced it with a new
version which compresses on the fly, but doesn't got through the mini
servers (= JavaScript works as expected)."

The final product released yesterday doesn't have the new Off-Road
mode, but this beta does
http://my.opera.com/ODIN/blog/2013/09/19/opera-16-for-android-with-improved-off-road-mode

Apologies and hugs.

On 19 September 2013 09:48, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com> wrote:
>> Appelquist Daniel (UK) [2013-09-16T07:28]:
>>> * Opera Mini (what's going on with this in light of Opera's move to
>>> Chromium?)
>
> Opera Mini is still Presto (for now).
>
>>> * Amazon Silk
>>> * Nokia Xpress browser (on Nokia Asha phones)
>>         if I remember it was Gecko under the hood.
>>> * now Google Chrome for IOS / Android
>
> Opera 16 for Android (released yesterday) swapped out its Off-Road
> mode, which went through the mini servers, and replaced it with a new
> version which compresses on the fly, but doesn't got through the mini
> servers (= JavaScript works as expected). I hope to publish mode
> details on how, but need bosstype approval.
>
> Perhaps tangentially, it's important to note that the canard that
> "Opera Mini is for feature phones" is untrue. Today, Opera announced
> more than 100 Android devices in India, Bangladesh and Nepal are
> pre-installed with Opera Mini. It's not the power of the phone, it's
> the network. Again, I intend to write this up soon but here it in
> breathless pressrelease-ese:
> http://business.opera.com/press/releases/mobile/2013-09-19_2
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