RE: Opera for Android 42
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What about fix for this odd search bar? Happening quite often if I call app from background...
Also tonsof bugs are still not fixed and were reported even last year. Quite speed of snail...
If you enable auto rotate and move your mobile or tablet from Portrait to Landscape mode physically the screen content should rotate too. Then rotate back. Is the Address/Search bar visible as it should be? And if you go back from Landscape to Portrait again does that temporarily fix this bug?
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The last version 42.6.2246.114522 does not open the main page of the WiFi router Asus RT-N65U. After entering > > the login and password, a blank page opens. If you restart Opera and try again to open the address of the > > router, the page is opened without authorization. Tried on the Samsung Galaxy A3 (android 5.0.2), Samsung Galaxy > Tab3 (android 4.4.2), XiaomaMi5 (android 6.0.1)
I have the same problem. Following software with a web interface has problems, like some network printers at a fixed IP address in IPv4. Known products problems are:
- Some routers
- Some printers
- Emule and emule mods cannot remember password
- Tixati does not load but password is remembered
The solution to your problem is unfortunately to use Opera Beta for modern experience. And to download Android Opera Mobile that is still functioning on this matter from the Opera FTP site. In the Android directory you will find 3700, that will solve your problem. However you cannot downgrade a Google Play version so you must first uninstall the Google Play normal standard Opera. Then install the Opera version 3700.
(Until Opera has fixed these issues.)
I have contacted several software providers since it happens to be that Google Chrome on Android has these same problems, and Opera and Chrome share the same render engine which obviously changed a lot.
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How many Opera versions are there for Android?
The latest stable KitKat release is 3700.
From Marshmellow onwards Opera Beta from Google Play as of a few days ago does no longer have microstutter on Marshmellow or Nougat but with Kitkat you should stay with Opera 3700.
This has nothing to do with hardware capabilities. KitKat has an entire different onscreen Hardware Abstraction Layer when you look inside it. So with the same hardware upgraded to Marshmellow suddenly everything works very smooth. Your phone with 2 GigaByte RAM and a Quadcore 1.6 GigaHerz can run the latest Opera Beta fluently provided Marshmellow or later is installed. Did not test Lollipop.
Now there is also at Opera its FTP site in the Android directory OPERA CLASSIC version 12. That version does function at Home Network Webservers and with the software like Emule or Tixati or your Router or your Printer, and it even remembers passwords that Google Chrome and Opera Beta 42 as we speak today cannot remember or login to or perhaps able to login but display stays empty.
So basically you need all 3 kind of Opera's installed. Opera Classic version 12 for Emule, Opera 3700 for KitKat, Opera Beta for enjoying the World Wide Web as it is meant to be.
So there is not yet 1 united browser that does this. To be honest I have Firefox Mobile, Google Chrome Mobile, build in browser from Android, Opera 3700, Opera CLASSIC version 12 and the one I like most Opera Beta from Google Play.
So there are 3 browsers from Opera itself you need depending on scenario. And there are 3 browsers from other sources. So you need 6 browsers instead of 1 single browser. Unless you only visit Web Sites that rely on a single scenario usage only.
Desktop Browsers matured for a very long time, since 1994 I think it became publicly used. So Desktop Browsers evolved 17 years + 6 years equals 23 years to reach a steady state.
Mobile Browsers started taking of around 2007 as commonly used by the public since HSDPA (3G) and 2G Dataplans became affordable. Now Mobile browsers evolved for 10 years only.
In the future people will look back and probably say, how sad for all of us the tragedy, and they have powerful phones in the future I suppose but even better software more mature. And they might say, wow did they really had to wait to boot up a phone or a computer? Speculation. Hope you liked this post.