Opera has a new web browser for iOS and Android development , which will be available by February 2013. The new Ice mobile web browser has “No buttons, no menus. It is purely a visual experience, “says the Norwegian browser maker. Opera has no official announcements. The news leaked via a YouTube video, which Opera plans for 2013 announcement during an internal meeting. The browser is fully optimized for touch screens and has a sort iOS homescreen with icons give you instant access to favorite sites. Interestingly (and simultaneously logical to get approval from Apple) is that Opera’s Ice-browser based on the WebKit engine, which is also in Safari and the default Android browser is used. Normal Opera makes use of the in-house developed Presto engine.
According to Opera, a web app like Google Maps in Ice feel and behave like a native app. The browser is designed to remain relevant in the mobile browser war, where Google and Apple now a prominent role. “Most [providers] to take a PC browser and presses into a tablet, or they take a mobile browser and blow it on the screen space to fill,” says the product manager in the video.
During Mobile World Congress in February, Opera Ice expanded locally.
On all screens in Opera Ice is an exit button there to return to the icons of favorite websites.There is an address in which you can enter a search query or URL. Opera has thereby made it easy to switch between search engines. Buttons are replaced by veegbeweginen and visual effects. Would you go back to the previous page, swipe to the right. Security Warnings prevent you to dangerous sites comes.
Opera had mobile browsers, including Opera Mini ( also available for iOS . What does Opera Ice still far? Opera CEO Lars Boilesen was about to say the following: “Opera Mini is great. But it is not a full browser like Chrome or Safari. There are too many sites that do not work with it. “In Opera Ice will be better. Opera Mini leading Web pages you request through a proxy server, where they are compressed for mobile use. Moreover, even some formatting information lost or graphics not as good as the original.
Plenty of choice from alternative iOS browsers
Are you looking for a mobile browser for your iPhone or iPad, there is now plenty of choice. Below is a small selection:
- Chrome for iOS (free)
- Dolphin Browser (free, separate version for iPad
- Puffin Web Browser ($2.99)
- Skyfire Web Browser (free, with a separate version for iPad )
- Mercury Browser Pro ($ 0.99)
- iCab Mobile ($1.99)
- Atomic Web Browser ($ 0.99)