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Opera 11.10 Updates Speed Dial and Opera Turbo: Barracuda Browser goes live

Barracuda Browser upgrades to 11.10, gets a bit Turbo on us.

| Software News | Posted: Apr 12, 2011 4:38 pm

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Norway's Opera Software is following up on their recent mobile success by rolling out upgrades for their desktop browser that take two of their most popular features, Opera Turbo and Speed Dial, and make them better. VP of Desktop Products, Jan Standal, ntoed:

 

Opera 11.10, codenamed "Barracuda", can boost browsing speeds by up to four times its previous capabilities by reducing the size of webpages before he user loads them, using Opera Turbo.

The Opera Turbo feature is crucial for anyone who travels or just has a slow Internet connection. By reducing the size of the page, we can make browsing so much faster. So whether you're at a crowded Starbucks in San Francisco or are using a 3G modem in Sri Lanka, Opera Turbo can give you a better browsing experience.

Another upgraded feature, Speed Dial, grants the user now unlimited number of pages to "dial", making it easier to get to the pages that you always want to see, no matter where you are. Speed Dial brings with it other customization features, like layout customizations and improved zoom functions.

 

Opera also offers now seamless plug-in installation that downloads necessary plug-ins in the background of your web experience, and is available in 50 languages, including Tagalog. Here's their new promotional video demonstrating some of the new stuff Opera can do:

 

 

Make sure to check out their site in the link above, and more information immediately in the press release below if you so desire.

 

Oslo, Norway - April 12, 2011 - Opera Software today released the Opera 11.10 browser, the newest update to Opera's desktop browser. Codenamed "Barracuda", it features improvements to two of Opera's most used features: Speed Dial and Opera Turbo.

Better-looking Opera Turbo

Ever deal with slow Internet connection speeds? By reducing the size of the webpage, the Opera Turbo feature in Opera 11.10 can boost browsing speeds by four times or more. In previous versions, this sometimes meant reducing the quality of images. Now, in the Opera 11.10 browser, overall image quality is improved. In our lab tests using a slow network, the new Opera Turbo produces pages that are, on average, 54 percent smaller and almost 40 percent faster to load than without Opera Turbo.

Here is a video that explains Opera Turbo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0VPwvSaCUg

Learn more about the Opera Turbo feature here: http://www.opera.com/browser/turbo/

"The Opera Turbo feature is crucial for anyone who travels or just has a slow Internet connection," said Jan Standal, VP of Desktop Products, Opera Software. "By reducing the size of the page, we can make browsing so much faster. So whether you're at a crowded Starbucks in San Francisco or are using a 3G modem in Sri Lanka, Opera Turbo can give you a better browsing experience."

More versatile Speed Dial

Speed Dial makes it easier and faster to access your favorite sites. The new browser gives you an unlimited number of dials to customize, thanks to the new Speed Dial flow feature. New layout choices, and an improved zoom slider in the configuration menu lets you arrange your Speed Dial to fit any monitor. While Speed Dial automatically adjusts layout to fit your screen, you can define the layout depending on your preference.

See the new Speed Dial in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_vxCY4BF_Y

Easier plug-ins

When you visit a page that requires Flash, the Opera browser can now download the plug-in automatically and install it in the background--a seamless, simple process.

More support for web developers

A new browser core makes the Opera 11.10 our fastest browser yet, but it also adds support for CSS3's multi-column layouts and linear gradients, the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) and Google's WebP image protocol.

More information for web developers is available here: http://dev.opera.com

Opera learns new languages
Now supporting more than 50 languages in total, the Opera 11.10 browser adds seven new languages: Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Montenegrin, Malay, Tagalog, Thai and Uzbeck.

Opera's top features
For more than 15 years, Opera Software has consistently introduced new ideas to the browser. These innovations ensure Opera users stay ahead of the curve. Try our features for yourself and see what makes the Opera browser the most unique--and powerful--way to browse the Web.

Learn more about the smart features built into the Opera browser: http://www.opera.com/browser/features/

Download the Opera 11.10 browser here: http://www.opera.com/

About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software ASA has redefined web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform web-browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.

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