Opera may have ended some of their apps and features lately, but this seems to have lead up to the brand new Opera Touch browser that they announced today, which rolls out for Android first and iOS later.
It is launched on the same day as the new version of Opera for PCs is launched (jointly codenamed R2), for the reason that these two browsers are built to work together through Opera’s new feature called Flow, which lets users sync content between devices in a snap. Opera will launch a iOS version later, but for now the Opera Touch is only available on Google Play, while the Opera for PCs is available on their homepage. The older Opera browsers are still available on iOS though.
Opera says that they built the Opera Touch with one handed use in mind, which is good news. I’m going to try it for a few days before I can give my own personal verdict, but so far my impression is that it makes browsing tasks faster with just one had.
Other new features includes instant search, a Fast Action Button (FAB) that access tabs, and encrypted sharing between Opera Touch and Opera for PCs.
– Tom Bowen