Monday, February 27, 2012

Opera Launches Opera Mobile 12 for Android and Symbian

Opera Software software has been working with mobile devices for quite some time now so they're not new to the mobile web by any means. They know the web os constantly changing and evolving and adaption of new techniques for use and implementation is vital to their success. With Mobile World Congress now kicked off into full swing they've gone ahead released the final version of Opera Mobile 12 to the Android Market:
  • WebGL on Android phones, for all things 3D and web. With WebGL on mobile, it’ll be even easier to make games cross platform and to distribute them. “Opera have contributed significantly to the development of the WebGL specification and now Opera Mobile is playing a leading role in the roll-out of GPU-accelerated WebGL on Android,” said Neil Trevett, Khronos president and vice president of mobile content at NVIDIA.
  • Ragnarök, Opera's HTML5 parser support, meaning better web apps and increased compatibility with websites. More HTML5 means more advanced web functionality.
  • Support for camera use in the browser.
  • More possibilities for customizing the Speed Dial of Opera Mobile, including entering as many Speed Dial entries as you like.
In addition to the availability of Opera Mobile 12, Opera Software has also introduced support for MIPS based devices and Intel architecture. Opera has also introduced Opera Mini Next. A new version of Opera Mini that highlights social networking at the forefront. You can check out their full press release past the break, as well -- grab the download for Opera Mobile 12.

Get the final version of Opera Mobile 12 in the Android Market, or at

Sunday, January 29, 2012

fMobi 2.5 for MeeGo Available Now

Finally fMobi version 2.5 is now available to N9/N950 users too!


 Notable changes in this version:
  • Qt 4.74 based components for more native look and feel
  • Own background images as dashboard background
  • Album and picture view is completely revamped
  • swipe from an edge to see next or previous image the same album
  • Read it Later support
  • cleaner way to show a user’s info
  • Albums now load higher quality thumbnails
  • auto refresh after Like or comment 

Detailed changelog here.

Download from Nokia Store

Thursday, January 26, 2012

MeeGo PR 1.2 now seeding to developers, out in a month

Great news for all N9 owners and those who plan to own one in future.The much awaited PR1.2 update which is supposed “to bring many new features to N9″ is being released to developer’s N950 devices for testing. It is worth nothing that after release to developer's devices, the update release to user devices takes usually 4-6 weeks. So, N9 owners rejoice!! Nokia is really taking good care of your device. 

Release Notes For Nokia N950 Developer Device software 3.2012.02-6

  • New languages
    • Persian
    • Hebrew
    • Kazakh
    • Thai
    • Vietnamese
  • Software update notifications for content in Nokia Store
  • Face recognition for gallery and face tags for Facebook
  • Support for folders in the application view
  • Mail for Exchange global address book lookup
  • Mail thread support in the Email client
  • Extended copy-paste support
  • Media sharing with DLNA compatible devices
  • Improved browser history view
  • Compass support in Maps
  • QtWebKit update to version 2.2
  • New font taken into use
  • Front camera support
  • Video editing support in the Gallery application


Bug fixes

There are ~122 public bugs fixed in this release. The complete list is available at


Other important improvements

  • MeeGotouch Framework
    • Visual hint for differentiating swipe close gesture from normal swipes
    • Timestamps shown in notifications
    • Notifications sorted by timestamps
    • Improvements in Event Feed area
    • Music controls in Lock screen
    • New feedbacks added to MeeGoTouch theme:
      • priority2_callbutton_press
      • priority2_callbutton_release
      • priority2_close
      • priority2_close_multiple
      • priority2_move
      • priority2_popup
  • Kernel updated to be in sync with the upstream kernel version
  • Connectivity
    • Android NDEF Push Protocol disabled
    • NFC polling enabled in lock screen
    • Separate switch for controlling mobile background connections while roaming
  • Camera
    • Self Timer support
    • Composition grid + on/off control
  • Calendar
    • Better handling of To-Do lists, recurring events and timezones
    • Private flag support for events
    • Support for read-only events
    • Ability to forward/reply/reply-all for received events
  • Clock
    • Clock alarm becomes silent by flipping the device face down instead of snoozing
    • Updated time picker
  • Gallery
    • People view added to the grid toolbar
    • Improved multiple selection indication in grid view
  • Music Player
    • Audiobook and podcast support
    • Ability to create playlists
    • Ability to delete music files from music player library views via object menu
    • Possibility to see songs that are on the current play queue
  • In addition, there are numerous bug fixes related to the implementation of new features, improving the overall user experience and reliability of the device.

 Source: via: nokiapoweruser