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Opera for Android coming soon - brings hardware acceleration and multitouch

Opera for Android coming soon - brings hardware acceleration and multitouch

Opera Software, the Norwegian makers of the popular Opera browser has officially announced that it is bringing a full version of Opera Mobile to Android very soon.

Speaking at a press conference in Oslo, Opera Chief Development Officer, Christen Krogh, said: "Opera Mobile for Android is the real McCoy. It's the full Web browser on the phone".

There is currently an Android version of Opera Mini, the lightweight mobile browser that uses Opera servers to fetch pages faster, but at the expense of rendering quality. Opera Mobile aims to give users a fuller browsing experience with hardware acceleration and multitouch with pinch to zoom.

“Hardware Acceleration allows us to do amazing things like full pinch to zoom for all sites. It also allows us to have a more fluid interaction with the phone, improving your browser experience”, the company stated in its website.

Although a firm release date wasn’t revealed, Opera said that it is “coming within a month” and will be downloadable directly from the Android Market or via the Opera mobile website.

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