A couple of questions. Opera looks and behaves quite nicely. Until now, I used Chrome on Windows, but I hate how it's counterpart on Android leaves ads. It says the ads should be unobtrusive, but my experience is not so. On the other hand, I read a good review about Opera on android. Now, I like my browsers to sync, + another review I read says Opera Flow is basically the best onehanded browsing option.
But, on the other side, I'm a heavy Google product user. Is it too much of a hassle to have a browsing sync through another account and not Google or how does it work in your experience? How does Opera work in that regard with Google docs for example?
And considering it's somewhat smaller user base - is Opera secure? Is Opera sync secure?
And last - I read it's based on Chromium - so basically just redesigned Chrome, or is only the engine the same and everything else "original"?
As for the Chinese ownership, it's not ideal, bu even my HP laptop is made in China, so that's that.
But also the userbase - how big is it actually and how safe and long-lived will Opera be?
I don't make a habit out of changing browsers, so sorry for asking for first hand experience in advance! Thanks!