It’s been a great couple of days for those of us with Android phones. The full version of the Tweetdeck for Android app has been released, a Premium edition of Lookout is in the works and now we’ve heard that super speedy browser Opera Mobile for Android is due to arrive “within a month”.
Opera Mobile for Android promises fast page loading times and pinch to zoom functionality. We’ve seen Opera Mini in action on Android phones before and have been impressed with their fast page loading times, so when Opera says that its new browser runs at “lightning speed” we’re prepared to believe it.
Previous versions of Opera on have only provided a limited zoom function so we’re pleased to see that the latest edition will support pinch to zoom.
The stock Android browser is pretty nippy itself, especially on Android phones running on 2.2/Froyo, and already supports pinch zooming. Most of the time we’ve just stuck to this as it does the job, but we’re prepared to give Opera Mobile a shot.
No concrete release date for Opera Mobile for Android has been given yet but as they say, it should arrive sometime next month. We’ll keep you posted.