Ice: A New Age Browser by Opera

Oprah Mini has long been a default browser to many mobile phones. Over many years, it has been the default browser to many phones until the new era with touch devices arrived. Considering the increasing touch enabled devices, Opera Software has introduced a new browser called Opera Ice. This new browser is said to be the new age browser and is at par with the changing technological trends. It is still being developed but is rumored to be available for Apple products. Let us find out more about this browser and its new additions.

About Opera-Ice

The Opera Ice is a WebKit-based browser that seems perfect for any iOS device. Opera is keeping up with the Apple policy that strictly refrain any third-party software download. This new browser seems to be a viable solution to create a strategic browser which is in compliance to the Apple standards.

The new Opera browser is all about hiding the old buttons and menu. The previously used buttons and controls that dominated the entire look and feel of Opera are now hidden. This gives you a much-organized look. This browser is capable of being used on a touch enabled device that contains gesture commands and control key elements. You will be able to smoothly navigate through the menu to move forward and backward. All this makes it a browser that embraces touch screen technology and can easily run on any touch-enabled device.

This browser is capable of utilizing the full touch screen space for displaying the content. You will observe major changes like graphical icons, bookmarks and tabs will be like web pages that will be easy to navigate. The forward and backward motion will be controlled via gesture commands. Nonetheless, the Opera will still continue with its old mobile browser, as it is still pretty useful and applicable in many mobile phones.

Other things include eliminating the thumbnails that used to be display in the older version. The new look will incorporate icons that will be easy to identify by the user. Additionally, with a complete new makeover of the entire browser you will be surprised to find live previews that come up in your search query.


This browser is undoubtedly a good option for those who own a touch enabled device. Alternatively, if the user wants to install this browser, then it is essential to set it up as a default browser. With a neat look, gesture commands, new controls anyone would like to replace it with Safari.

The initial release date of this Opera Ice browser is slated for February 2013. Both iOS and Android users will benefit from it. It is also said that the company is already working to provide this browser for Windows phone too. Even a desktop user will be benefited from it as stated by the company.

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