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Request to Develop Opera Mini Browser for Firefox OS

  • Firefox OS is a new smartphone OS by Mozilla. It's really a great new smartphone OS and is continuing to grow more and more but sometimes I feel it lacks something and that's Opera Mini!

    Opera Mini is the most loved mobile browser I've ever known, mainly because of it's smart data compressing techniques and fast rendering of web pages, the browser that comes with Firefox OS is not that great if you are on a slow network or trying to load a heavy page, but Opera Mini is the way to go.

    Any chances of developers of Opera to build a browser for Firefox OS ? That'd be great!

  • The question is: Firefox OS developers would permit Opera Mini on it?

  • Yes, why not! Anyone can develop app for the Firefox OS Marketplace and any type of app, browser, photo editor whatever.

    If Opera develops for Firefox OS, the users will be able enjoy Opera Mini on Firefox OS too.

    The question is very similar to "Would Google (Android) permit Opera to build an browser app for it?"

  • iOS does not allow other (full) browsers, but Mini is not a full browser and they allow it on iOS. So I'm not sure why Firefox would be different ...

  • The question is very similar to "Would Google (Android) permit Opera to build an browser app for it?"

    Yes, because Android native browser isn't good and it is more opened than Firefox OS. Do you see any system based on Firefox OS?

  • It is probably impossible to make an Opera mini browser for Firefox OS: all apps on Firefox OS are actually local web pages rendered using Firefox's Gecko engine, and embedding Opera in Firefox is probably infeasable.

  • Well that's an interesting request. While not beyond the realms of possibility I would suggest it would be an infinitely better proposition for Opera to diversify into existing platforms it does not currently produce a dedicated browser for, such as BlackBerry BB10 or even Jolla Sailfish

  • Or Opera make their own mobile OS... 🙂

  • Plese plese make opera mini for firefox os