Opera unveils world’s first mobile browser specifically for gamers

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Opera GX Mobile is a gaming browser for Android and iOS.

One of the world’s major browser developers and a leading internet consumer brand, Opera Limited has launched Opera GX Mobile, the world’s first mobile browser designed specifically for gamers.

Opera GX Mobile beta has been launched for Android and iOS. It brings a host of features such as GX Corner, Fast Action Button (FAB), vibration and haptic feedback, Flow, and more. GX Corner is the home screen of Opera GX Mobile.

According to the company, it shows not only gaming news, but deals and discounts on games, release dates, upcoming games, trailers, and has filters for Windows, Mac, Linux, consoles, and VR.

Opera GX Mobile builds on the rapid 190 percent year-over-year growth of Opera GX, Opera’s desktop browser used by over nine million gamers.

Opera GX Mobile also stands out with a one-of-a-kind gaming-inspired interface that comes in four different color schemes and they are GX Classic, Purple Haze, Ultra Violet, and White Wolf. It also comes with an inbuilt ad blocker, cookie dialogue blocker, cryptocurrency mining protection, and pop-up blocker.

Maciej Kocemba, Product director of Opera GX said, “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.”

Browser features

In Opera GX Mobile, FAB replaces the three-button navigation bar at the bottom with a single button that can be tapped or held. FAB also comes with vibrations and haptic feedback when interacting with elements in the button.

The Flow feature connects the users’ mobile device to a PC, which allows to sync mobile and desktop experiences. This will sync the mobile version of Opera GX to the desktop version by scanning a QR code. It is a “chat-like space shared between the mobile and computer browser 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.” It can be used to share files up to 10MB in size.

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