If you’ve ever tried different browser applications, then there’s a pretty big chance you’ve tried Opera Mini before. Opera has announced that Opera Mobile for Android will be gracing the Android Market soon bringing some new features like pinch to zoom and hardware acceleration.

Opera Mobile for Android will be here “within a month,” so some of you might want to mark November 14th on your calendar. You can find a little description for each new feature that will soon be coming with Opera Mobile for Android to hype you up about what’s to come.

What is pinch to zoom?

The current versions of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini have two levels of zoom. One for the full page width and one for zooming in to read the text. With the introduction of pinch to zoom you are in full control of the zoom level. Text redraws almost instantly at all zoom levels, so text will always look sharp and easy to read. All this without compromising the speed or data compression in Opera Mini and Opera Mobile!

What is hardware acceleration?

Hardware acceleration allows Opera to run at lightning speed. Navigating a page, panning and zooming will be faster than ever. All this is made possible by taking full advantage of the GPU power available on your phone. Hardware acceleration allows us to do amazing things like pinch to zoom for all sites. It also allows a more fluid interaction between you and your phone, improving your browsing experience!

Has anyone been waiting for this application for Android?

Via: Opera, Engadget

  • http://twitter.com/JoonatanO Jonathan O’Rourke

    This is good news! I really like Opera Mini for it’s speed, and now with hardware acceleration it will be even faster!

    Pinch to zoom is also a nice feature, definitely makes the browser feel a lot stronger and more powerful.

  • heeros1

    it’s about time, I’ve only been waiting for one and a half years. I remember reading about them developing a mobile version for android when I got my G1 and I completely forgot about it up to now. I guess better late than never.