A couple of weeks back, Microsoft revealed that it is making Opera Mini the default browser on its Nokia Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha handsets, replacing the Nokia Xpress browser, which is being killed off. Today, Opera announced that it is also bringing its browser to Microsoft's Windows Phone for the first time.
"We know we took a long time," the company said today, "but our test version is now available. Download it, try it and give us your feedback. We'll listen and make improvements to give you the best browsing experience on your Windows Phone."
Of course, Microsoft might well disagree with that assessment, given the extensive work the company has put into improving Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1, including a new user agent string that mimics iOS and Android, in order to provide better feature support for end users.
But Opera is clearly committed to delivering a top-quality browsing experience of its own on Windows Phone, and that's great news for users who will benefit from more choice and increased competition. To sign up for the beta, just hit the source link below.