Opera version 18 is now out for Android tablets, making the Norwegian firm’s browser on such devices a bit more like its rivals.
Gone is the carousel interface for flicking through multiple pages, familiar to Opera’s many mobile users – it’s now a game of tabs instead, much as it is with Chrome(s goog) on Android tablets. This is only supposed to work on tablets with screen sizes above 7 inches, but it seems to work that way on my first-gen Nexus 7 too.
According to Johan Schön, Opera’s mobile browser chief:
“The size of devices and mindset of users make the tablet very different from its smaller cousin, the smartphone, and we have to respect that. In Opera 18 for Android, we have spent hours and hours tweaking, and fiddling with the placement of, even the most minute detail, just to get that top tablet feel.”
As I say…
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