Opera Mini for iPhone and iPod touch approved

Opera Mini for the iPhone and iPod touch has been approved by Apple, and will be available on the AppStore within 24 hours, depending on the market.

When Opera submitted their browser to Apple for approval on March 23, many users where doubtful that they would ever see another browser allowed on the AppStore.  However, the light seems to shine on Opera today, as Opera has officially announced Opera Mini has been approved.

The lightweight browser will allow for better multi-tasking over Safari, including better data and tab handling.  However, the browser won’t support pinch to zoom functionality just yet, according to the New York Times, but will be supported later in the year.

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Unthinkably snappy, although not consistent with all sites.
Unfortunately, it isn't very polished. If they keep updating this to make the rest of it on-par with Safari, definitely becoming an amazing alternative to Safari.

Also, unfortunately, you can't set it as the default browser or anything, so you can't really open links from other apps in the app.

So, sticking with Safari for now, but I see a good future.

Wow. I'm impressed with the speed Opera Mini delivers on the iPhone.
It would be great if you could use the bookmarks from Safari, so they keep in sync over MobileMe.

Kosh said,
Wow. I'm impressed with the speed Opera Mini delivers on the iPhone.
It would be great if you could use the bookmarks from Safari, so they keep in sync over MobileMe.

I was also supprised at work i only get 2g and it is MUCH faster than Safari

Just trying it out on my touch and typical opera isnt displaying things properly, news paged is screwed but the forums are ok. (mobile neowin btw) also anyelse noticed that when you turn your devive landscape opera doesnt fill the space. Think i will stick wih safari for now.

I would really like to see it wrap the text to fit with the zoom, something I've seen on an Android device, not sure what browser though. I have a very poor 3G signal, and no wifi at work, so mainly have a GPRS connection so this makes me slightly happier

I'm using it on iPhone OS 4. I realize that's a beta (duh I'm a dev).. but the software is laggy (probably only on iPhone os 4), and it's disgusting and horrible to use. This is the first app I wished that I didn't download. It's disgusting, why Apple approved it as a first version is beyond me.

dagrimdialer619 said,
I'm using it on iPhone OS 4. I realize that's a beta (duh I'm a dev).. but the software is laggy (probably only on iPhone os 4), and it's disgusting and horrible to use. This is the first app I wished that I didn't download. It's disgusting, why Apple approved it as a first version is beyond me.

Near enough no users are on 4.0.. your just in the future of course its not gonna be great on 4.0 it was developed for that..

Does anyone know how to set Opera as default to open links??

Edited by witalit, Apr 13 2010, 12:36pm :

witalit said,

Does anyone know how to set Opera as default to open links??

I was wondering that too....hopefully Apple will allow us to set Opera as the default browser....

I've been using this on my Nokia £65 for about 2 years now and love it. The image quality is adjustable, instant back/forward is a dream, and as for the rendering: works just fine for me. Columns of text are rendered to fit my screen size making it so much faster to read stuff. I'd imagine it's slow on the iPhone (what isn't) but on a non-crippled phone like an Android it'd be great.

bluarash said,
I like it. It currently is my second favorite browser to iCab Mobile (webkit based with a download manager, and the ability to export bookmarks through another browser, rather than syncing). Back of Opera, it is fast. I like it in landscape mode. The render is pretty good. Menus are lightning fast.

It is far from perfect, but this is a really nice first release for the iPhone OS platform.

Exactly.. These people that are already jumping all over this release have forgot its the first one. I personally love it! I don't even use Opera normally so Im not some fanboy I love Firefox too much.

I can't believe this made it. I didn't bother reading all the other posts above because I don't have much time right now so sorry if I'm repeating something.

I'll never touch Safari again. I'm not a fan of Opera but this browser is just better in everyway. Just my 2 cents lol

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