Opera, The New Symbian Browser

September 10th, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Other news | No Comments »

For mobile website owners it’s time to start looking at Opera. Symbian has announced that Opera will be the new default browser, but what will this mean for you!?

Opera has been available to Symbian owners for a long time. Opera has always been one of the better browsers for the platform, but showed one critical flaw. Device recognition was a disaster. The browser never gave details about the exact device it was installed upon.

So, depending on how Opera and Symbian will handle the implementation of Opera within the operating system, creators of mobile gaming platforms will have no way to identify the exact phone and so make sure that consumers are shown the actual mobile games that have been ported to their devices. If this is not possible, this step will be a step back for usability.

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