Something that's missing in Opera albeit present in any other Android app is the tooltip that appears when you long-press buttons, perhaps it'd make using the menu easier if this could be implemented there.
It would make sense that they consider it because "Opera browser for android" (what you call, nattrill, "Opera Mobile for Android") is very close to the current Desktop Opera.It might even perhaps help popularize the desktop Opera.
Opera portal disappeared early February without notice. There was briefly a world news page a little like opera portal from the new opera home page. This has also gone. Is there now a new opera portal or similar start page where we could find the news sources we added to opera portal and other news sources?