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Opera Mobile 11 labs release for Maemo, MeeGo and Windows

In this day of releases, we are also launching "labs" versions of Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo, MeeGo and Windows platforms (that's desktop Windows, as in tablets and other devices with touch screens, not Windows Phone 7).

The product is the same as the version for Android and Symbian also launched today. See the product pages for more information.

"Labs" status means:
  • Less extensive testing and more known issues
  • Less platform integration
  • No guarantee that there will be any further releases for the platform
That said, we humbly believe they are all still big improvements over any other browser alternative for these platforms smile. So if you have one of those devices, head over to labs.opera.com for more information and downloads.

The components of Opera Mobile 11 on AndroidOpera Mobile 11 for Android and Symbian

Comments

Fav 22. March 2011, 07:33

Is Opera for Windows Mobile 6.5 still supported or you no longer develop it?

artyname 22. March 2011, 07:56

Labs.opera.com still knows nothing about Opera 11 for Maemo

Dag Olav Norem 22. March 2011, 08:07

A Little mix-up there, the post on labs.opera.com will be up shortly.

Sorry, no, we are no longer developing for Windows Mobile 6.5.

Fav 22. March 2011, 08:18

Originally posted by dagolav:

A Little mix-up there, the post on labs.opera.com will be up shortly.

Sorry, no, we are no longer developing for Windows Mobile 6.5.



But you will still release a new version for it, right? As promised here

http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2011/02/10/100-000-000-mobile-users

"First all versions of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile will receive updates in 2011. "

Dag Olav Norem 22. March 2011, 08:31

Afraid not. But this blog post was for the products which did launch today, let's continue the WinMobile discussion here: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=940312

Egor Morozov 22. March 2011, 11:38

any hope we can get Flash working on Maemo? smile

cubeos 22. March 2011, 13:01

It's great but tablet keyboards are nasty to use without predictive text!

brommau 22. March 2011, 13:49

Moderator edit: This comment was removed for breaching our terms of service.

theclockman 22. March 2011, 14:45

Crap!
I understand that you won't invest much effort in WM 6.5 anymore, but what you're doing now is putting off lots of WM users. Only because WM 6.5 won't get any major updates and the last WM phones are being sold these days, that doesn't automatically mean that WM is outdated immediately. When you buy a smartphone, normally you're going to use it the next 2-3 years. So to someone like me, who just bought an HD2 a few months ago, your announcement is just a kick in the ass. I could understand if you were cutting development for WM6 in a year, after the v11 release or so. But now, with OM10 still missing elementary features (like pinch-to-zoom and geolocation)? That's just pissing me off! down

Sorry for the harsh tone, but that's the result of your non-information-politics. We were waiting and waiting, getting NO information on future plans, seeing updates and betas for Symbian (btw: did you notice that Symbian has no future, too?) and Android, til we parenthetically have to learn that there will be no updates for WM.
How about letting your users know the roadmap on medium to long term? So there will be no waiting, being dissapointed, feeling left behind and so on. furious

And your argument that WM "can no longer provide the revenue potential that Opera Software would need to keep investing in it" is bullshit, if the same time you are developing vor Maemo/Meego. How many smartphone models are on the market with this OS? And how many of them being sold? How is the market share? How much revenue could a Linux-geeks- and early-adopters-only-platform generate? Much less compared to still used WM6 smartphones!

The only bright spot on this is that I chose the HD2 well-directed because of its capability to run both WM and Android and so being future-proof for the next years. But until now, my main OS is WM - and will be on near term. Android is nice, but even 2.3 can't compete with a good WM custom ROM in several ways.

sportsmen 22. March 2011, 18:34

Yah! noting for WinMobile 6.5 only Opera Mini 6:(

sKu2008 22. March 2011, 19:21

I fully agree to "theclockman" !!! He's right.
I'm looking for the "like" button ^^

rsenden 22. March 2011, 21:12

Agree with 'theclockman'; still using Windows Mobile here as well and would like to see an updated Opera Mobile version.

Taroncheg 22. March 2011, 23:06

Serious, it is hard to compile WM version? N900 is older, then many WM devices, for example.rip

Chris 22. March 2011, 23:35

Originally posted by theclockman:

did you notice that Symbian has no future, too?

It still has some life left. Nokia expects to ship more than 150 million Symbian phones in the coming years. So Symbian is still going to be maintained for a while, unlike Windows Mobile.

Originally posted by theclockman:

And your argument that WM "can no longer provide the revenue potential that Opera Software would need to keep investing in it" is bullshit, if the same time you are developing vor Maemo/Meego.

That version is being made by people on their spare time. No expenses for the company, except spending a few minutes publishing the information.

If someone at Opera used WM, I'm sure there would be a labs build of that. But face it, WM is dead, and not even geeks want to touch it anymore.

MoritzJT 22. March 2011, 23:42

Hey there, any chance of getting a legacy installer for Opera Mobile 11 on Windows? I'd like to have it portable ;-)

John Magnus 23. March 2011, 05:08

Will the Opera Mobile emulator (for desktop) see a ver 11 release? I've found the emulator to be a really useful product/feature, a true time-saver. As such I'd love to see this updated with the new HTML5, CSS and WOFF capabilities...

Taroncheg 23. March 2011, 05:30

Originally posted by Slamdex:

If someone at Opera used WM, I'm sure there would be a labs build of that. But face it, WM is dead, and not even geeks want to touch it anymore.


WM is not dead, while it have users, which love to use this OS. Opera's stated vision is "to deliver the best Internet experience on any device."? I don't think so now...

sportsmen 23. March 2011, 08:15

Originally posted by Taroncheg:

WM is not dead, while it have users, which love to use this OS. Opera's stated vision is "to deliver the best Internet experience on any device."? I don't think so now...


WM is a good platform, but it not entertainment like Droid and etc, but for business noting analogs et ....

Chirpie 23. March 2011, 11:34

Originally posted by Taroncheg:

WM is not dead, while it have users, which love to use this OS.

Those users are probably few and far between, and no new ones are being added.

bloguser 23. March 2011, 13:50

Thank you very much for releasing Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo, specially for the Diablo version.

Users of N810 definitely get an improved web experience.

Please keep it up, it gave new life to my N810.

trollsid 23. March 2011, 18:16

What about non-latin symbols in Opera-mobile keyboard(such like Russian) in Maemo4?smile

Cutting Spoon 23. March 2011, 20:00

To my knowledge, Opera is supporting Meego to contribute the perception of developer interest. Meego may be a viable platform in the near future, especially on tablets. But if nobody develops for it, nobody else will develop for it either.

Opera's Maemo and Meego builds represent a) their existing high level of Linux development experience and b) the excellent level of freedom granted to their programmers.

Chirpie 24. March 2011, 09:37

Originally posted by hellspork:

To my knowledge, Opera is supporting Meego to contribute the perception of developer interest.

I thought it was made by some Opera engineers on their own time?

trollsid 24. March 2011, 18:34

On some devices like nokia n800 it's not greate broswer, with buggy keyboard sad

Anthony B. Coates 24. March 2011, 19:00

Great work on the Maemo version! I'm impressed, infinitely more usable so far than 10, which was pretty but struggled with too many sites. Only problem site for me so far is Toodledo, where the mobile page links just don't work (http://www.toodledo.com/slim/). Otherwise, great work, thanks!

Cutting Spoon 24. March 2011, 19:44

Originally posted by Chirpie:

on their own time?


That's where the Maemo builds came from. Meego builds are related to that work, but there's been growing professional interest in the platform. The Win7 build is really intriguing; I assume bad things would happen if I tried to install it under XP?

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