OSLO, Norway, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera Limited
(NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world's major browser developers and a
leading internet consumer brand, today announced the launch of
Opera GX Mobile - the world's first mobile browser designed
specifically for gamers. Opera GX Mobile builds on the rapid 190%
year-over-year growth of Opera GX, Opera's desktop browser used by
over nine million gamers. Together, they form the perfect ecosystem
of gaming-inspired browsers.
Opera GX Mobile users will enjoy custom navigation with the Fast
Action Button (FAB), using vibration and haptic feedback. They are
also getting the ability to sync mobile and desktop experiences
through the Flow feature, which enables gamers to share
walkthroughs, tutorials and character builds between devices, and
getting instant access to GX Corner - a unique space on GX
Mobile's home screen featuring the latest gaming news,
deals and a game release calendar. Opera GX Mobile also
distinguishes itself with a unique gaming-inspired design with a
set of four different color themes.
The new browser release follows strong user demand.
"Since the day we launched Opera GX, our users have
relentlessly asked us for a mobile version of the browser. Today,
we are happy to share the first beta version of the new
browser," said Maciej Kocemba,
product director of Opera GX.
GX Corner to stay on top of latest gaming news and
GX Corner is a unique Opera GX feature. In the mobile
browser, it sits below the search bar and the
browser's speed dial. It features curated and relevant
daily news about upcoming games as well as a deals aggregator with
links to games on sale. This means that all a gamer needs in order
to stay on top of the latest news and deals is their browser.
Gaming inspired GX design and easy navigation
With their minimalist design, the browsers available on
smartphones don't necessarily match
gamers' tastes and needs. Opera GX Mobile fixes this
problem by presenting a unique style and design inspired by gaming
and gaming gear. After installing it on their smartphone, gamers
can choose from one of the four available themes: GX Classic, Ultra
Violet, Purple Haze and White Wolf.
Unique navigation with haptic feedback
When using Opera GX Mobile, users can also choose between the
Fast Action Button (FAB) and standard navigation. The Fast Action
Button is divided into two rows: the menu (bottom row) that lets
you search and open or close tabs, and the tabs row (top row). The
FAB is always within thumb's reach and uses vibrations
and haptic feedback when interacting with elements in the
Unique Opera features
Opera GX Mobile includes the Flow feature, which allows gamers
to sync it with the computer version of Opera GX by simply scanning
a QR code displayed in the desktop browser with the mobile one.
Flow is an encrypted, chat-like space shared between the mobile and
computer browsers that allows you to send files, links, YouTube
videos, photos and personal notes, and access them at any time from
the connected phone or computer. You can use Flow to share files of
up to 10MB in size. Gamers will find it particularly useful for
sharing walkthroughs or tutorials as well as character builds
Other useful features in Opera GX Mobile include a built-in ad
blocker, as well as a cookie dialog blocker, which helps you get
rid of the annoying cookie dialogs that spoil the browsing
experience. Opera GX Mobile users are also protected from those
trying to use their devices to mine cryptocurrencies.
Fast growing community of users
Launched in June 2019, during E3
in Los Angeles, Opera GX for
Windows and Mac exceeded 9 million monthly active gamers in
March 2021, up 190% year-over-year.
Opera GX has also grown to become the largest tech server on
Discord, currently counting 285,000 members.
Starting today, Opera GX Mobile is available in beta on Android
and iOS and will become available to the wider public in a few
weeks. To test it out now, click:
https://operagx.gg/beta-1-ios - for iOS
https://operagx.gg/beta-1-android - for Android
About Opera Gaming
Opera is a global web innovator.
Opera's browsers, news products and fintech solutions
are the trusted choice of hundreds of millions of MAU worldwide.
Opera is headquartered in Oslo,
Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange
In 2019 Opera launched Opera GX, a browser built for gamers with
features that include countless customization options, sound
effects, background music, a gaming-inspired design, as well as
CPU, RAM and Network Bandwidth limiters that make the browser less
resource-hungry and leave more of the computer's
resources for gaming. Opera GX continues to receive high ratings
(4.84 out of 5.0). In January 2021,
Opera acquired YoYo Games, the
company behind GameMaker, the fastest and friendliest
cross-platform game development technology out there, forming the
Opera Gaming division within the company
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SOURCE Opera Limited