Opera’s betting that speed counts in the browser game. The Norwegian software shop has upped the ante in the browser wars, releasing version 10.5 of its namesake offering, which it boasts is now the fastest product on the market.
At the same time, Opera remains a fringe player in the browser sector, as the latest market-share figures show Google Chrome continues to see its popularity grow. Datamation has the story on the new features in Opera’s update and the ascent of Google Chrome.
Thanks to Carakan and the new Vega graphics library, Opera is now claiming that its browser is the fastest.
“Opera 10.50 is the fastest browser in almost all speed tests,” Opera CEO Lars Boilesen said in a statement. “But more important than any speed test is the real-world speed during use.”