Opera Mobile is coming to Android. We know this because their CEO publicly stated that they are working on an Android version. However, we have yet to receive any word on when a beta version might be available.
It looks like the waiting game could be nearing its end, because Opera recently unveiled Opera Mobile 10 beta for Symbian S60 phones. The previous version of Opera Mobile was 9.7 so there has been a lot of work behind the scenes to bring the mobile version up to speed with the desktop browser. Hopefully an Android beta will become available over the coming weeks.
Opera Mini 4.2 is currently available for Android, but it was actually designed for less powerful feature phones. Opera Mobile 10 offers a desktop like experience and it is targeted specifically for smartphones.
Firefox is also hard at work on their mobile browser for Android and I’m sure Opera would love to beat them to market and get a head start.
We are super excited to get our hands on Opera Mobile when it is finally revealed for Android. Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager, and faster browsing are features we would love to see in an Android browser. The default web browser for Android has received few updates and it is getting a little stale for my taste.
Check out the latest promo video from Opera to get a peak of what is in store for Android.