New Webkit Opera Mobile for Android released!

After few months of being in beta, Opera Software finally released a final version of Webkit based Opera Mobile for Android. The most important new features are brand new interface and of course a brand new rendering core, now based on Webkit instead of Presto. All in all i think it looks great and Webkit promises good compatibility and speed. However as soon as i tried it, there was one mega big problem which i totally hate. There is no EXIT button anymore. You can’t even enable it in settings like in older versions. I don’t get it why the hell they do this!? I don’t want a freakin’ browser running in my memory eating battery which already goes flat way too fast after an 4.1.2 update. So you have to kill it constantly and that’s even more idiotic. I know how Android works but last time i closed Chrome and Firefox the way it was designed, it was stuck in the background, eating my battery at even faster rate. unacceptable nd unwanted.

Seriously Opera, you make loads of awesome changes and fuck everything up with such moronic decision. How hard is it to keep browser in memory if you use Back button and fully exit if you use Exit button (which is now missing)? That’s how older Opera versions worked and that’s how Firefox works once you install ExitNow extension. Firefox has a luxury of extensions, Opera doesn’t and that makes it a bit of a minger and I can’t see myself using it until they add Exit button back again. Great potential horribly wasted…

3 thoughts on “New Webkit Opera Mobile for Android released!

  1. As it turns out, there is still an EXIT button. However, the way of getting to it is a bit less logical… hold back button and the “Exit” button will appear at the bottom. Not sure who at Opera thought that makes any kind of sense but there it is…


  2. I would have thought that writer of the article would have got his facts together before blasting off at Opera….I quite like the ‘back button and exit’ method. I think the new Opera for Android is brilliant!


    1. The button is there but was not documented ANYWHERE. Is it so hard to make a first time popup and let the user know about it? They didn’t even bother…


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