Opera Announces New Browser Based On Chromium

Opera Software has announced that the next version of its browser is ready to download and use. This new browser is called Opera Next which is Opera’s parlance for a stable beta release. The browser is available for Windows and Mac right now. Linux support has been promised soon. This release of Opera is significant because the company has now removed their own Presto rendering engine and substituted it with the Chromium engine (Blink, a fork of Webkit). Chromium is the open source version of Google Chrome.

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Besides this, the new browser has other features as well. It has added the new Discover feature to the desktop browser. The Discover feature debuted on Opera Mini and Opera Mobile. Discover serves you web content from categories like news, sports, technology, food etc. based on your preferences. This content is also tailored to your country.

Stash is Opera’s version of the bookmarking feature. You can keep all the interesting websites in your stash in order to access it later in an easy way. You can search your stash by checking out previews and using keywords. Searching is now integrated into the address bar. You get a  choice of search engines to use when you use this option.

Check out their product video below,

Besides this browser, Opera has also decided to split its mail client from the browser and release it as a separate entity. This client is called Opera Mail and is also available for Windows and Mac. Linux support is expected soon.

You can give Opera Next here and give it spin. Let us know how you like it.

One Response to “Opera Announces New Browser Based On Chromium”

  1. May 30, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Opera browser is quite good. But this new browser similarly looks like Google Chrome only :p

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