Opera Software Just Bought Skyfire Labs

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razor512

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skyfire did that in the past, and opera mini also does it, the problem is that current opera mini browsers cannot do flash or other animated content when using the compression.

skyfire does it, and because of that, the combination will help make opera a default browser in many low powered phones. (while not as popular in the US, many phone companies around the world still make semi-smart phones where you won't really get any apps but you will be able to text and surf the web and get a few other smartphone like functions.

Other than that, the remote processing stuff is useless for modern high performing devices
 

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[citation][nom]razor512[/nom]while not as popular in the US, many phone companies around the world still make semi-smart phones where you won't really get any apps but you will be able to text and surf the web and get a few other smartphone like functions.Other than that, the remote processing stuff is useless for modern high performing devices[/citation]

I guess you didn't know that smartphones accounted for approx. 44-46% of the mobile market in 2012? Yes, people are still buying and using feature phones and they make up for at slightly over half of all the phones manufactured in 2012.

And compression is VERY useful for "modern" smartphones because it allows you to save money on broadband connection, especially when being abroad.
 

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Who bought Skyfire?
Seriously, who the hell uses Opera! Its a complete irrelevance at this stage with such low penetration the fact that its still about is somewhat suspicious. Possibly the ONLY reason its around is the ridiculous EU browser ballot thing forced upon Microsoft. Otherwise no 'normal' computer user would have even heard of Opera.
 

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If you want to watch pr0n on your iphone you need skyfire. lol Puffin browser supposedly works too though I haven't used it yet.
 
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