What’s new in Opera 12.00 alpha ?
Opera 12 alpha features a completely redesigned browser engine aimed at running web applications and games more quickly and smoothly than ever.
Faster graphics with hardware acceleration
Although Opera’s unique Vega graphics engine is already lightning fast, Opera is now using your computer’s graphics card for extra processing power. This supercharged boost is called hardware acceleration and makes intensive web applications and games run even better.
To utilize hardware acceleration, Opera 12 alpha currently requires a graphics card, as well as OpenGL (Open Graphics Library). Further support, including DirectX, will come later.
To check whether your Opera 12 alpha installation supports hardware acceleration, type “opera:gpu” in Opera’s address field.
Opera 12 alpha build 32 -bit vs 64-bit benchmark chart
WebGL support for games and 3D content
Until now, viewing games and 3D content meant installing various plug-ins. With WebGL (Web-based Graphics Library), Opera 12 can now generate interactive 3D graphics.
Themes, previously known as skins, have been improved, allowing any user to change the background image for the whole browser. Designers can also create new themes of their own more easily.
Opera Mobile 12 for Android and Symbian :
Opera Mobile 12 is packed with HTML5 goodness: :
Visit opera.com/developer/tools to see more tools, and ‘The Developer Briefcase’ and other neat Opera extensions for developers.
Opera Mini Next:
Opera Mini now has a Next channel, where the latest improvements will land on in advance of an official release. In this case, those improvements include the “Home Screen” for social network integration next to Speed Dial for feature phones, and hardware-accelerated scrolling with revamped Speed Dial for smartphones.
Read Web Content authoring Guidelines from Opera
Opera Mini 7 for iOS
Opera Mini 7 Final for iOS is available in the Appstore. Some major features include support for file uploads, and more than nine Speed Dials.
Desktop users: Click Here
Opera Mini Next for Java, Android, Blackberry and S60: Click Here
Opera Mobile 12 for Android and Symbian: Click Here
Opera Mini 7 for iOS: Click Here