Opera has updated their one-handed internet browser to version 2.1.2 with new support for Android 10’s Dark Mode.
This means when you switch to Dark Mode on your handset the interface with automatically switch to its own Dark theme. Users can of course still manually override the switch.
Opera Touch has been optimised to be used with just one hand. In order to make it easier for users to reach the browser controls, Opera has moved the browser’s key functions within the thumb’s reach.
When you start the Opera Touch browser, it will open in search mode (the keyboard will be up and the address bar cursor will blinking) allowing users to instantly search on anything they want. You can also use the voice search function or scan a QR or barcode to perform search.
There’s a new big button at the bottom of the browser screen, Opera is calling it Fast Action Button (FAB). It is always available and gives you direct access to the most recent tabs and search features. Using this button, you can navigate through all of the browser’s features with just your thumb. After connecting your Opera computer browser with Opera Touch mobile browser, Flow will allow you to share links, images, videos or notes with yourself.
Opera Touch features:
- Search instantly
When you open the Opera Touch browser, it is instantly ready to find things on the web. Just start typing or use voice search. When you find a QR code, simply use the app to scan it with your mobile device and go to the website it links to. You can also use the Opera Touch browser to scan a barcode on a product and to look it up online.
- Designed to be used on the go
Opera Touch lets you explore the web using just one hand, making it the best mobile browser for Android. When you use the app for the first time, you will choose between standard bottom navigation and the Fast Action Button. However, you can always change this at anytime in your settings. When selected, the FAB is always available on your browser screen and gives you direct access to your Instant Search. You can hold and swipe it for your most recent tabs, or to reload, close or share the current tab with your computer’s browser.
- Fast file sharing between devices with Flow
Use Opera Touch along with your Opera computer browser for seamless web browsing and fast file sharing across your desktop and mobile devices. Connecting your phone with your PC to share files has never been easier. Just start the Opera desktop browser and scan the QR code displayed there with Opera Touch as your Android browser. No login, password or account needed. You can send links, notes, videos or any other files to yourself with a single click and they will be displayed on all of your desktop and mobile devices.
- Safe and secure browsing
The Opera Touch browser employs the very latest in web technologies to keep you safe. The data you send in Flow is fully end-to-end encrypted. The browser app also features Opera’s cryptojacking protection, which reduces the risk of your mobile devices overheating or running out of battery when you are browsing the web.
- Native ad blocker for faster browsing
The Opera Touch browser features a built-in and optional ad blocker. When turned on, your Opera browser will block intrusive ads, making web pages load faster than other mobile browsers for Android.
Opera Touch can be downloaded for free for Android at Google Play here.